Ukrainian crisis won’t affect Customs Union enlargement - Khristenko

Ukrainian crisis won’t affect Customs Union enlargement - Khristenko

YEREVAN, April 11. /ARKA/. Events in Ukraine will not affect Customs Union enlargement plans, and Armenia may join the CU already this year, head of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Victor Khristenko told RIA Novosti.

The other country engaged in preparations for joining the CU is Kyrgyzstan. Each of these two countries has their own paces and logics, Khristenko said. Armenia, naturally, is progressing faster than Kyrgyzstan, Khristenko said as quoted by Novosti-Armenia referring to RIA Novosti.

Chances are high that Armenia will join the CU this year, the head of the board said.

Armenia’s government approved the action plan on the roadmap for accession to the CU on January 23, and intends to sign the membership agreement in May.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well are planning to join the CU. Moscow is not ruling out future membership of Uzbekistan who has already signed the agreement about free trade are within CIS. –0—

11:28 11.04.2014

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