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by David Stepanyan
Kazakhstan supports Armenia's decision to join the Customs Union of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus, Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan, said.
During the Sept 3 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's intention to join the Customs Union. Afterwards, both countries' leaders signed a join statement.
According to the Russian mass media, Zhanar Aytzhanova said that Astana supported the political decision of Yerevan and added that Kazakhstan would express its stance at a high political level.
"Armenia's accession to the Customs Union will need observance of a number of procedures. If Armenia's legislation does not meet the standards of the Union, Yerevan will have to bring it in compliance with the Customs Union standards", she said.
The Customs Union has been created within the Eurasian economic space for trade and economic integration of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.