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.
by Alexandr Avanesov
Armenian Prime Minister presided over a government discussion on the process of Armenia's accession to the Customs Union and participation in the Eurasian Economic Area, the government press-service told ArmInfo, Tuesday. The heads of relevant working groups reported on the measures taken in line with the 'road map.' Tigran Sargsyan charged the heads of the given groups to strictly observe the requirements of the 'road map' and report on emerging problems.
To recall, on September 3, 2013 in Moscow the Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin confirmed the aim of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation in the direction of further development of economic integration processes in the Eurasian territory. Afterwards, the two presidents signed joint statements, amid Yerevan's three-year-long negotiations for the EU Association Agreement, including DCFTA.
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 in 2011. CU is one of the biggest integration unions in the world with a population of 170 mln people and GDP of $2.7 trillion.