More than half of Armenians want their country to join customs union

More than half of Armenians want their country to join customs union

YEREVAN, April 18, / ARKA /. A recent public opinion survey in Armenia has found that about 55 percent of respondents support the authorities’ decision to make their country a member of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the backbone of the future common Eurasian economic space. Another 41 percent would like to see their country in the European Union.’

In neighboring Georgia and Azerbaijan the number of supporters for closer ties with the EU was 65 and 34 percent respectively. 

The study was conducted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC). The findings of the study were unveiled today by Heghine Manasyan, the head of CRRC-Armenia. 

The survey was conducted from October 26 to November 21, 2013 involving 6000 households in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Manasyan said also that 26 % of respondents in Armenia - one in four – would favor Armenia’s joining n NATO.  She said despite anti-Russian sentiment in Georgia, 32 % of respondents there would like their country to join the Customs Union. -0-

19:21 18.04.2014

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