"What union has Armenia entered with Karabakh?" asked RA Minister of Economy Karen Chshmarityan, after presenting the 2013 budget performance report at the National Assembly today and in response to a journalist's question on whether Armenia will enter the Eurasian Economic Union without Nagorno-Karabakh.
"The UN, the CIS… what union has the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh entered with us? As for the checkpoint [between Armenia and Karabakh], we've never had a checkpoint, and I don't think that we will," he said.
Chshmarityan assured journalists that goods produced in Nagorno-Karabakh will continue to flow freely, as has often been done before; that is, by rebranding, representing them as goods produced in Armenia.
Recall, at a meeting with members of the youth wing of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia on Saturday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, responding to a question on joining the Customs Union, said: "Who said that we will enter the Customs Union with Karabakh?"