Future Armenian government to face serious CU-membership related challenges

Future Armenian government to face serious CU-membership related challenges

YEREVAN, April 14. /ARKA/. The future Armenian government will face serious challenges in relation to the country’s accession to the Customs Union (CU), vice-speaker of the parliament and member of executive body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Eduard Sharmazanov said.

A total of 60 legislation initiatives need to be ratified, he said.

Sharmazanov also said the new government should build its policies on achievements of the previous cabinet rather than criticizing it. In particular, Tigran Sargsyan’s cabinet has done a lot for Armenia to join the CU and developed and approved the roadmap.

On Sunday the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated speaker Hovik Abrahamyan for the premier’s post, to replace Tigran Sargsyan who resigned on April 3. Later in the day, the president Serzh Sargsyan appointed Abrahamyan as premier.

According to Armenia’s constitution, the cabinet is formed within twenty days after the premier is appointed.

The roadmap for Armenia’s accession to Russia-led Customs Union was signed in Moscow on December 24, 2013. Armenia’s government approved the action plan for implementation on January 23 and intends to sign the membership agreement in May. –0—

14:10 14.04.2014

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