Roadmap for Armenia’s accession to customs union to be discussed by national assembly in first half of 2014

Roadmap for Armenia’s accession to customs union to be discussed by national assembly in first half of 2014

YEREVAN, December 26. /ARKA/. The roadmap approved by the Eurasian Economic Council on December 24 in Moscow for Armenia's accession to the Customs Union will be put on the National Assembly's floor in the first half of 2014, Eduard Sharmazanov, vice-speaker of the parliament and an MP from the Republican Party of Armenia, told journalists today.  

In his opinion, Armenian authorities' decision to join the Customs Union was relevant and timely.

«As a result, unlike other countries, we have already signed the roadmap and I hope the National Assembly will discuss it and Armenia will become a full member of the Customs Union,» he said. 

The MP from the ruling party also added that Armenia's membership in the Customs Union can't have anything in common with the settlement of Karabakh conflict. 

Speaking about Kazakhstan president's stance on the matter, Sharmazanov said Kazakhstan has its own approaches to the conflict settlement, which very often contradict the talks brokered by the OSCE Minsk Group. 

The Kazakhstan leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, speaking Tuesday in Moscow at the Eurasian Economic Council's session, said that the roadmap is coordinated as a whole and can be upheld.  
At the same time, he stressed that the issue of Armenia's borders remains open because of the Karabakh conflict. 
«Therefore, we, along with our colleagues, will sign the roadmaps, but with a special opinion, which will be reported,» Nazarbayev said. --0----

18:32 26.12.2013

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