YEREVAN, September 5. /ARKA/. Armenia’s decision to access Russia-initiated Customs Union does not imply suspension of political dialogue with the European Union, head of Amrenian president’s administration Vigen Sargsyan said in his interview to Radio Liberty.
After the negotiations between Armenia’s and Russia’s presidents Tuesday, a statement was made saying Armenia intends to enter the Customs Union and participate later in formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.
“We are very grateful to our European partners for the path we walked together. Hence, initialing the agreement with the EU on Eastern partnership summit in Vilnius remains on our political agenda”, Sargsyan said.
According to the head of the presidential administration, Armenia’s view is clear – to try to reconcile these concepts despite the opinion that accession to the Customs Union is an obstacle on the way to free trade agreement with the EU.
“In case it turns impossible, we’ll take the most important from this cooperation on the European path – the political dialogue, counteraction in the system of values that enables us modernizing the country”, he said. N.V. –0--