YEREVAN, September 26. / ARKA /. A deputy Armenian economy minister Karine Minasyan said today it was not clear when Armenia will be able to join formally the Russia-led Customs Union.
On September 19 the Cabinet approved a plan of actions to secure Armenia’s accession to the union. Prime minister Tigran Sargsyan also set up seven “working groups” tasked with formulating Armenia’s position in the upcoming accession talks with the Russian-led union.
He said the experts will look into customs duties applied by the union’s three member states and their compatibility with the Armenian trade tariffs.
On September 3 President Serzh Sargsyan pledged to make Armenia part of the trade bloc in a joint statement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following their talks in Moscow. Sargsyan also promised to “participate in the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union” of ex-Soviet states. -0-