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Medvedev Meets Armenian PM In Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) and his Armenian counterpart Tigran Sarkisian meet in Sochi, on February 24
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) and his Armenian counterpart Tigran Sarkisian meet in Sochi, on February 24
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian have met in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi to discuss bilateral ties.

The two leaders discussed Armenia's road map to join a Russian-led Customs Union and efforts to secure new financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Armenia announced its intention to join the Customs Union, which also includes Belarus and Kazakhstan, in September.

On February 23, Sarkisian said Armenia had implemented about half of the measures needed to join the Customs Union.

He said remaining issues include the Custom Union’s tariffs on some goods, the protection of intellectual property, and some technical regulations.

Armenia did not initial an Association Agreement with the EU in late November in Vilnius as planned due to its intention to join the Customs Union.


Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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