Armenia's accession to Customs Union does not exclude Nagorno Karabakh's international recognition
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s expectations from the accession to the Customs Union become true in the respect of the Nagorno Karabakh issues. Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union implies de facto recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic by the member states. The Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia from the Republican Party of Armenia Gagik Minasyan stated this at the course of the press conference held on December 27.
Among other things the Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia from the Republican Party of Armenia Gagik Minasyan underscored the fact that no customs stations will be built between the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic after Armenia becomes member of the Customs Union and thus Artsakh will also become the Customs Union member.
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.