ARMENIA SHOULD RULE OUT MEMBERSHIP TO EURASIAN PROJECT - EUROPEAN MOVEMENT
YEREVAN. - Armenia should rule out the membership to hypothetical Eurasian project, head of the European Movement Armenian organization Victor Yengibaryan told Armenian News-NEWS.am commenting on the Russian Speaker Sergey Naryshkin's statement that Armenia's leadership is following closely the development of the Eurasian project and is working to determine its place acknowledging that Eurasian economic area is a basis for trade and economic relations.
"If Armenia is following Europe, simultaneous membership to the Eurasian project is simply impossible. The Armenian Government has clearly stated that as there are no borders with Russia, membership in the customs union, which is a part of the project, is impossible. This position should be confirmed later as well," Yengibaryan said.
To note, the Russian Speaker Naryshkin stated on Monday that he had discussed perspectives of developing Armenia-Eurasia cooperation in the framework of Eurasian integration project with the Armenian authorities.
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