MOSCOW (ArmRadio)—Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it is time to start drawing up an agreement on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, which should be formed in 2015, the Voice of Russia reports.
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are ready to launch preparations for a treaty on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union.
“The Armenian side has adopted and is successfully implementing the measures needed to adapt its economy to the norms and standards of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space. Therefore, we consider it possible to launch preparations for a treaty on Armenia’s accession to the future Eurasian Economic Union,” Putin said, opening a top-level meeting of the Higher Eurasian Economic Council on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Viktor Khristenko, who was also present at the meeting, noted that the roadmap was approved two months ago. “The representatives of the parties visited the country to see what is being done today in Armenia. The assessment is positive. The work on a number of points is even ahead of schedule. In this regard, all are staying very positive. Everybody agrees that we can proceed with the drafting of the accession agreement,” he said.