Putin okays signing EEU agreement with Armenia

YEREVAN, September 1. / ARKA /. Russian president Vladimir Putin has
okayed signing an agreement with Armenia on its joining the Eurasian
Economic Union (EEU), which has apart from Russia also Belarus and
Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reported.

On May 29 Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed in Astana the treaty
on the Eurasian Economic Union that will enter into force on 1 January
2015. Armenian prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan said on July 10 that
the agreement on Armenia's accession would be signed before the end of

"To consider it expedient to sign the agreement (on Armenia's
accession), as provided for by the order of heads of state at a
meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council," a Putin-signed
decree says. -0-