A roadmap for the Armenian accession to the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space shall be drawn up by the Moscow summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council due this December, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.
Armenia is ready to assume the obligations necessary to join the Customs Union, Shuvalov told reporters following the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Minsk, BelTA reports.
The First Vice Premier of Russia said that during the summit the Armenian President asked the presidents of the Customs Union member states to give Armenia an opportunity to ratify all the necessary documents as soon as possible.
Igor Shuvalov noted that the talks with Armenia on the Customs Union accession greatly differ from the talks with Kyrgyzstan on the same matter. “Armenia says: we are ready to ratify almost fully all the agreements that we analyzed. We have been working on it since the very first day the Customs Union passed these agreements. We need just a couple of months and we are ready to join the entire legal framework and fulfill all the obligations,” the First Deputy Prime Minister said.
In his words, Armenia expressed readiness to harmonize its legislation with that of the Customs Union. Igor Shuvalov noted: “As soon as Armenia adopts all the necessary documents, it will become member of the Customs Union”.