Former politician says Armenia should avoid joining any bloc

Former politician says Armenia should avoid joining any bloc

YEREVAN, December 9. / ARKA /. An ex-Armenian interior minister questioned today the wisdom of a decision to make Armenia a member of the Russia-led Customs Union saying instead Armenia should actively cooperate both with Russia and the European Union.

Speaking at a news conference, Ashot Manucharyan, a senior member of ex-president Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s administration, argued that it is not wise to link Armenia with this or that alliance as the world is experiencing another crisis.

According to him, Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union would jeopardize its independence. He also added that neither the ruling majority nor the opposition is ready for the country’s membership in a bloc.

Manucharyan suggested that in the near future the EU will step up pro-Western propaganda in Armenia in order not to lose its positions in this country. -0-

16:58 09.12.2013

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