Expert: Armenia to join Eurasian Economic Union before September 10

Expert: Armenia to join Eurasian Economic Union before September 10

YEREVAN, July 16. /ARKA/. Armenia will join the Eurasian Economic Union before September 10, Aram Safaryan, chairman of Integration and Development research and analysis center, was quoted by Novosti-Armenia as saying in an interview broadcasted by the Second Armenian TV Channel. 

He sees no obstacles to Armenia’s Eurasian integration. Safaryan voiced regret at certain political parties and nongovernmental organizations made the matter a target of political posturing in a bid to reap benefits of it.  

In his words, negotiations between Armenia and the Eurasian Economic Union founder countries are already completed - no political conditions have been put to Armenia, all economic and technical problems have been settled and everything is OK now.   

Russian, Kazakh and Belarusian governments are now considering the accession agreement, and after necessary procedures and the governments’ decisions a place will be chosen for signing it. 

On May 29, at a session of Eurasian Economic Council in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Armenian president expressed Yerevan’s intention to join the Eurasian Economic Union agreement until June 15. However, appropriate papers have not been signed so far. 

On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of Russian diplomats, said Armenian will become a full member of the union very soon.  

In resent days, media outlets quoted Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov as saying that the agreement between Armenia and Eurasian Economic Union is likely to be signed in October 2014 at a regular meeting of Eurasian Economic Union countries’ presidents in Minsk. --0---- 

11:20 16.07.2014

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