Former MP defends Armenia’s membership in customs union

Former MP defends Armenia’s membership in customs union

YEREVAN, December 25. / ARKA /. A former parliament member Vartan Bostanjyan has backed the decision of Armenia’s leadership to make the country a member of the Russia-led Customs Union saying this membership is more expedient than its involvement in other integration processes.

"I am deeply convinced that the membership in the Customs Union will open up for Armenia ample opportunities to make progress in many directions," Bostanjyan told a news conference on Thursday.
He argued that Armenia is linked with the Eurasian space historically, and it is the place where it could resolve some of its problems. He argued also that Armenia was one of the most economically developed republics of the former Soviet Union.

He went on to say that Armenia’s membership in the Moscow-led trade bloc would be successful given only an effective management system at home.

Armenia’s roadmap for accession to the Customs Union was approved on December 24 by the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow by the heads of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, the current three members of the Customs Union which is supposed to be the backbone of the future Eurasian economic union. -0-

15:36 26.12.2013

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