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YEREVAN, December 10. /ITAR-TASS/. A draft roadmap on Armenia’s joining the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan is ready, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisyan said on Tuesday.
The document has been drafted by an ad hoc working group. “On December 11-12, the working group will go to Moscow to discuss a number of outstanding issues,” he said. After the working group is back in Armenia, “we will have complete picture of the roadmap.”
After talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on September 3, the Armenian leader said he had “reiterated Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union and join in the process of the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union.” The roadmap for Armenia’s accession of the Customs Union is expected to be signed in Moscow on December 24 in the framework of a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
According to Armenian Economic Minister Vagram Avanesyan, experts from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia will gather in Moscow on December 11-12 to discuss the draft roadmap.