Armenia’s accession to CU can improve situation around Nagorno-Karabakh: Viktor Khristenko
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS. The implementation of the programs of Armenia's accession to the Customs Union will not complicate but will improve the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. The Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission's (EEC) Board Viktor Khristenko expressed such a viewpoint at the briefing with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan, Armenpress reports. Viktor Khristenko assures that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be an obstacle for the implementation of the programs by the Republic of Armenia.
“At the same time, the implementation of those programs cannot complicate the situation in any way, it will rather improve it,” the Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission's (EEC) Board Viktor Khristenko said. He highlighted that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been lasting for many years and is not connected with the decision of the Republic of Armenia to join the Customs Union as there are experts for the settlement of the conflict who are engaged in the case.
In the result of the negotiations on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Sargsyan and Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. In that context the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan announced about the Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union and the necessity of implementation corresponding steps for that aim and in future about participating in formation of the Eurasian economic union. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed his support to the abovementioned decision of Armenia and informed about the readiness of the Russian side to support the process.