Khristenko says June is real deadline for Armenia to join Eurasian Economic Union

Khristenko says June is real deadline for Armenia to join Eurasian Economic Union

YEREVAN, May 29. / ARKA /. Head of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko said today that June was a real deadline for Armenia to sign the agreement on joining the Eurasian Economic Union. He said there remained still a few unresolved issues, according to Russian RIA Novosti news agency.

Earlier today Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan called for signing the treaty on the country's joining the Eurasian Economic Union till June 15.

A draft document has been prepared, Sargsyan said at a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on Thursday in Astana, Kazakhstan.

"It will take two or three days to find mutually advantageous decisions on the remaining issues," Sargsyan said, according to Itar-Tass.

"I confirm that the country is ready to take necessary measures in order to submit the treaty to the parliament shortly and approve it," he said.

In a related development Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the meeting that Azerbaijan believes that Armenia can join the Eurasian Economic Union within the boundaries, with which it had joined the WTO in 2003.

"We have  received a letter from the president of Azerbaijan that Armenia joined the WTO with the proviso that the provisions of the related agreement will apply  to Armenia’s internationally recognized borders, both by the  UN and  the WTO,’ he was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. -0-

15:22 29.05.2014

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