RUSSIA’S SELLING OF WEAPONRY TO AZERBAIJAN WILL NOT IMPACT ARMENIA’S POSITION ON EURASIAN UNION – ARF
July 09, 2013 | 16:07
YEREVAN. – Russia’s selling of weaponry to Azerbaijan will not reflect
on Armenia’s position concerning the Eurasian Union.
Giro Manoyan, Director of the International Secretariat of Armenia’s
opposition ARF Dashnaktsutyun Party Yerevan Bureau and Head of the
Armenian Cause Yerevan Office, stated the abovementioned during a
press conference on Tuesday.
In Manoyan’s words, according to the statements by the country’s
authorities, Armenia is not required to join the Eurasian Union.
“It is apparent that free trade can be conducted with the EU and the
Eurasian Union, alike. But you cannot go beyond that, since the customs
union rules out the possibility of free trade not solely with one of
the organizations, but with a similar union,” the ARF official stated.
“The national security issues, specifically the Karabakh issue,
have special importance here. The country which has a key role in the
Eurasian Union should answer to these questions, so Armenia may make
a decision. I do not think the arms deal would force Armenia to make
a decision as to which union it should become a member in; but this
will reflect on the general thinking,” Giro Manoyan maintained.
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