YEREVAN, September 19. /ARKA/. Armenia has no intention to renounce its decision to join the Customs Union, Deputy Economy Minister Karine Minasyan said on Thursday.
Armenian and Russian presidents, Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin, made a joint statement on September 3, after they met in Moscow. It has become known from the statement that Armenia has decided to join the Customs Union and it intends to take part in formation of Eurasian Economic Union in the future.
The announcement came as Armenia was poised to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union.
“The decision has been made and seven working groups are already set up for composing an agenda for negotiations’”
Minasyan said that the groups will discuss issues related to laying legal groundwork for the agreement, cost and technical regulation as well as customs infrastructures.
Latest developments show, she said, that there is room for continuing close relations with the European Union – this has been heard from highest-ranking officials.
At its routine Thursday meeting, the Cabinet upheld a program of the steps to be taken for joining the Customs Union. The document implies correlation between the Customs Union and Armenia’s legal grounds. --0--