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.
Azerbaijan's joining the Customs Union is very much important to Russia and Nagornyy Karabakh will be the price of Azerbaijan's joining the Customs Union, political expert, Stepan Grigoryan, said during the public debates "After Vilnius: Confronting the Challenges and Identifying the Hidden Opportunities Ahead" held in Yerevan, 16 December.
He said that Armenia's joining the Customs Union is conditioned by the national security, though after joining, the country will become even more vulnerable.
Grigoryan thinks that the present situation in Armenia is similar to that which the country found itself in 1921. "That time we gave not only the military but also the economic, social and humanitarian cooperation to one state, and lost our own territories. So, today as well, we should wait for changes in the Karabakh issue not in favor of Armenia", - the expert emphasized.
To recall, on 3 September in Moscow during the meeting with president of Russia President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan said about Armenia's intention to join the Customs Union. Before that, since 2010 Armenia has been actively negotiating with the European Union on singing the Association Agreement and DCFTA.