The statement of Armenian president on joining Customs Union was not a sudden decision, head of NGO said during a roundtable discussion in Yerevan.
Aram Safaryan, head of Integration and Development NGO, noted that during his speech at the end of 2011, Serzh Sargsyan said Armenia will participate in the integration process with Customs Union.
He is convinced that the goal of Armenia’s participation is to create maximum favorable conditions for development of Armenia’s economy. Safaryan noted that Armenia has modest economic results as compared with neighbors.
“We must seek new methods to develop Armenia’s economy. All integration issues must serve for the benefit of Armenia’s interests,” he said.