Mher Grigoryan: Armenia to say soon whether it agrees to participation of Azerbaijan in EEU gathering

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YEREVAN, April 16. /ARKA/. The government of Armenia will soon unveil its position on whether to give its consent to Azerbaijan’s participation in the upcoming meeting of prime ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries, Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said at a briefing in the parliament.

Earlier reports said that members of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union, which includes also Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan, were discussing the possible participation of the Azerbaijani delegation in a meeting of the EEU intergovernmental council, scheduled to take place in Russian Kazan on April 29-30.

However, the consent of Armenia is necessary, and the disagreements between Yerevan and Baku were mentioned.

Mher Grigoryan, in response to a question from a journalist, confirmed that a veto by Armenia is possible, however, he clarified that this is not a veto, but an issue of giving or not giving consent to the participation of another country in the meeting.

“The problem of approval has a formal process, which will be completed in the coming days, and the grounds for disagreement will also be indicated,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

The EEU comprising of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia has also observer countries: Moldova, Uzbekistan and Cuba. Free trade agreements have been concluded with several other states, including Iran, Serbia and Vietnam.

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