HEAD OF HERITAGE PARTY FACTION: SERZH SARGSYAN WAS TO RESPOND TO NAZARBAYEV’S STATEMENT IN ASTANA
Friday, May 30, 17:42
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.