EU AND ARMENIA HAVEN'T STOPPED INTEGRATION PROCESS

Vestnik Kavkazussia
Nov 29 2013

29 November 2013 - 7:28pm

The European Union didn't sign an associate membership agreement
with Armenia in the framework of the Vilnius summit of the eastern
Partnership due to the country's plans to join the Customs Union of
Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, even though the agreement has already
been drafted and approved by both parties.

The parties said however that they weren't going to stop the
integration process and that mutual cooperation would continue.

Vestnik Kavkaza discussed EU-Armenian relations with the head of the
Caucasus Institute, Alexander Iskanderyan.

According to the expert, the EU and Armenia failed to sign an agreement
only due the country's ties with Russia. He underlines however that
this doesn't mean that Armenian isn't going to continue its European
integration.

"That's the main tendency in Armenian foreign policy - to be flexible.

The country is trying to be on good term with all parties," he says.