YEREVAN, September 5. /ARKA/. The head of administration of Armenian president Vigen Sargsyan refuted allegations that Russia put pressure on Armenia to make the latter access Russia-initiated customs union.
“I would like to assure everyone that Armenia has no partners who speak the language of ultimatums and conditions with Armenia”, Sargsyan said in his interview to the Armenian service of Radio Liberty.
Since the beginning of the formation of the customs union, Armenia has honestly and clearly expressed its interest in the process, he said. Then it was said not having a common border is a serious obstacle on the way to accession and expert groups were set up to suggest solutions.
“Recently they managed to submit solutions that allow overcoming this problem and making participation in the customs union effective and useful to Armenia’s economy”, Sargsyan said. The decision was made for the benefit of the country and its citizens, he added.
Tuesday, after the negotiations between Armenia’s and Russia’s presidents were over, a statement was made saying Armenia intends to enter the Customs Union and participate later in formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.–0--