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FAAE: Artsakh must make a statement on joining Armenia

  • by Nana Martirosyan

  • Friday, May 30, 17:57

Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe (FAAE) urges the authorities of Artsakh to come out with an initiative of joining Armenia, FAAE says in a statement.

"The meeting on establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union, particularly, the stances of the EAU leaders, showed that Armenia has no authority with those countries and the threat of losing Artsakh is growing with every minute," the FAAE says. It calls for adequate response to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's statement on the need to create customs points between Armenia and Artsakh. In this light, FAAE urges Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan to make a joint statement on Artsakh's joining Armenia.

To recall, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said on the heels of a Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, Thursday, that Armenia is ready to sign the Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union before June 15.  President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the document can be signed no sooner than on 1 July, as Armenia is yet to fulfill some commitments. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, in turn, said Azerbaijan claims that Armenia can join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU) within the same borders it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).  We have received the Azerbaijani president's letter saying that Armenia joined WTO with a reservation that the provisions must apply to the territory of Armenia within its international borders recognized by the UN. It is an issue for discussion," the Kazakh president said. President of Armenia made no statement in response.

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