ARMENIA'S EURASIAN UNION TREATY IS START NOT AN END, SAYS EXPERT

12:50 * 13.10.14

Armenia's agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an
absolutely normal political process, according Alexander Iskandaryan,
the director of the Caucasus Institute.

At a news conference on Monday, the expert said he finds that
the landmark development which signaled a change in the country's
political life took place on September 3 last year (when President
Serzh Sargsyan said in Moscow that the country is ready to join the
Eurasian Customs Union), not now.

"This is not the end, but just the beginning. It marked an end only
for the September 3 [statement]. So everything is just starting now,"
he said, adding that it is now too early to speak about economic
advantages.

It comes after leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union signed the treaty
on Armenia's accession to the Russia-led economic bloc on Friday.

Commenting the possibility of a customs checkpoint between Armenia
and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Iskandaryan said he doesn't think
that the issue is of any significance at all. He said the formal
checkpoint which exists today is not expected to turn into a real
one after the country becomes an EEU member state.

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