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Armenia doesn’t oppose CIS, EU and Customs Union integration processes to each. Armenian Prime Minister

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 5, ARMENPRESS: Armenia doesn’t consider integration processes in frames of EU, CIS and Eurasia to be opposed to each other. As reports Armenpress this was Tigran Sargsyan’s response to the question of NA deputy Khachatur Kokobelyan, noting that the processes are complementing each other. ”We have signed a CIS agreement on free trade, which provides Armenian business entities with an opportunity to freely perform transactions in CIS region. But this does not prevent the official negotiation process with EU because we are negotiating on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement,” Prime Minister said.

Tigran Sargsyan has noted that there are already two completed stages of negotiations and Armenia’s goal is to complete all six stages during next year.

Armenian Prime Minister believes that there is a need for cooperation and negotiation in frames of Eurasian Union. “We have signed an agreement with our strategic partner Russia concerning the resolution of bilateral relations. One of the highlighted points is to have a direct connection with Customs Union, because Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus have given up a significant part of their powers to the Customs Union and Eurasian Commission, which means, that we have to deepen relations with Customs Union,” Prime Minister said.         

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