Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Joining the Customs Union will be the peculiarity of 2014 for Armenia, Prime Minister of Armenia, Tigran Sargsyan, said in the parliament today.
This means that we have to implement large-scaled work linked with adoption of new legislative initiatives and ratification of international treaties. It is also necessary to specify the policy of the government of Armenia in the industrial sector, the premier said. He also added that Armenia's joining the Customs Union may have effective results for the economy of the country. The policy of the government in the sphere of industry has already given results and the growth in such sectors as pharmacy, information technologies, brandy production and wine production is evidence of that. "The growth rates in these sectors for the last several years will go on developing over the coming years", - Sargsyan said and added that after joining the Customs Union Armenia will get privileges in the sphere of light industry. The government of Armenia has already approved programmes in this sphere, in particular, development of shoes and textile industry, the programmes of which have been drawn out and financed by representatives of private sector. "These programmes allow to watch the future with optimism, and within the frames of the Customs Union to resume previous volumes of export", - Sargsyan said.
To recall, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan told journalists on 10 December that the road map on Armenia's joining the Customs Union is already prepared and will be signed on 24 December in Moscow.