The Voice of Russia
Jan 1 2014

Armenia to become full-fledged Customs Union member in 2014 - President

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said on Wednesday that his country
would complete all procedures to join the Russian-led Customs Union
this year

"I'm sure that this year we will become a full-fledged member of the
Customs Union. Armenia will create a new environment, in which it will
be better protected and more competitive," Sargsyan said in his
televised New Year speech.

Armenia decided in September to join the Moscow-led Customs Union of
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. A roadmap on Yerevan's admission was
signed on December 24. In early December, Russia and Armenia signed an
intergovernmental agreement to cancel export duties for supplies of
natural gas, oil products and rough diamonds to the South Caucasus