May 31, 2014 | 18:29
YEREVAN. – The remark voiced by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was unpleasant, but it will not harm Armenia’s accession, President Serzh Sargsyan said during a meeting with RPA youth branch in Tsakhkadzor.
During the meeting, President Sargsyan was asked about Nazarbayev’s remark on Karabakh duirng the meeting of Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union in Astana. Nazarbayev spoke about the letter by President Ilham Aliyev calling to to accept Armenia only within its internationally recognized borders.
“First of all I want to say there is no obstacle to Armenia’s accession to Customs Union. When we stated there are 2-3 issues left, we meant 2-3 technical problems regarding trade relations. As to Nazarbayev’s remark, it is wrong to speak about borders. What borders do you mean? Karabakh issue is not to be settled in Customs Union. Who said we are going to join Customs Union together with Karabakh? This cannot happen, as Karabakh, at least according to our legislation and at least in our perception, is not a part of Armenia. And, accession to the Customs Union obviously contributes to settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Of course, Nazarbayev’s remark was unpleasant, but it will not damage anything,” he said.
The congress of RPA young leaders brought together 260 members who will discuss cooperation and internal problems.