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Head of Heritage Party Faction: Serzh Sargsyan was to respond to Nazarbayev's statement in Astana

  • Friday, May 30, 21:42

Armenia must not allow Artsakh's interests to be ignored by the Eurasian Economic Union, Ruben Hakobyan, Head of the Heritage Party Faction, told reporters, Friday. 

"Maybe Artsakh cannot access that structure officially, but it can involve in it informally. I cannot say if Yerevan will refuse that integration project if they do not agree to admit also NKR. We must be ready for any scenario," Hakobyan said.

He thinks that President Serzh Sargsyan was to respond to his Kazakh opposite number's statement in Astana. "Nazarbayev's statements must not surprise us. Kazakhstan has repeatedly openly protected Azerbaijan's interests," he said.

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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