"Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh, which was occupied by Armenia, will not be included to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU) after Armenia’s accession," the first deputy foreign minister of Belarus, Alexander Mihnevich said SIA reports quoting the Belarusian news agency BelTA.
He was introducing a draft law on ratification of the agreement on Armenia’s accession to the EAU.
The first deputy foreign minister explained that the Armenian side prepared a relevant note, which stipulates the point regarding Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“We had a concern that the territories, which are not a part of Armenia, could end up becoming part of the Customs Union,” Mihnevich said. “The Armenian side perceived this requirement with understanding.”
He further said that the agreement included a note that the Nagorno-Karabakh is not a part of Armenia.
“A formal verbal statement was made by the Armenian side,” Mihnevich said.
He also stressed that there are no obstacles to make Armenia a de facto party to the Customs Union and a member to the future EAU.