ARMENIA'S RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND EU COMPLEMENTARY - ARMENIAN PM
- BRUSSELS. - The start of talks on a 'deep and comprehensive free-trade agreement' (DCFTA) with EU will require new infrastructure in Armenia, Armenian PM Tigran Sargsyan said in an interview to the European Voice newspaper on the occasion of ending his two-day visit to Brussels.
Sargsyan characterized Armenia's relations with Russia and the EU as complementary. However, Armenia is not interested in joining the Eurasian Union, which was established in January 2010 and features Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, he said.
As a matter of fact, Sargsyan mentioned, relations between Russia and Armenia will not change fundamentally following Vladimir Putin's return to office.
- 1818 Birth of Gevorg Hakhverdyan (philologist) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He died in 1861.
- 1860 Constantinople's National General Assembly adopts (and the Patriarch ratifies) the National Constitution of Western Armenia.
- 1921 Stalin, through the illegal decision of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, separates Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) from Armenia and forcibly annexes it to Azerbaijan.