Putin Says Armenia’s Entry into EEU ‘Nearly Complete’

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (left) with the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan at a Eurasian Economic Union summit in Astana. May 29, 2014


YEREVAN (Arka)—Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he was certain that more states would join the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in the future, RIA Novosti reports.

Addressing the participants of a financial industry forum, Putin said the process of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union was about to be completed, while dialogue with Kyrgyzstan, another country seeking to join the EEU, is progressing.
“I’m sure that the number of participants in this union will grow in the future,” the Russian leader said.

“At the same time, we would like the Eurasian Economic Union to establish close ties with other integration structures in Europe and Asia. Such cooperation will make the global economy more stable. And, of course, the dialogue with our main trade partner, the European Union, is of particular importance,” he said.

Armenia is expected to formally join the Russia-led union on October 10 at a summit of the bloc’s heads of state in Minsk, Belarus.

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  1. Avetis said:

    Armenia is a Eurasian nation, genetically, culturally and geographically. Former Soviet territory is where Armenian products are well recognized. The sooner Armenia is incorporated into the Russian-led Eurasian Union, the better. God bless Mother Russia. God bless our Hayrenik. And may God help protect the centuries old Russo-Armenian alliance from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

  2. Areg said:

    Stop the Pan Turkism and you all will have a peace on our earth and stable global economy. Turkey is the central troubling issue.

    • masis kalbukyan said:

      then why we join two turkic state member union kazakhstan nd krygyzsran they are member pan-turkic union and their root turkic like turks ?

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