Duma ratifies treaty on Armenia's accession to Eurasian Economic Union

The Russian State Duma ratified a treaty on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Wednesday.

The Russian State Duma ratified a treaty on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Wednesday.

The accession treaty is the basic document regulating agreements between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on the terms and conditions of Armenia's accession to the EEU and is aimed at forming the legal foundation of the Union's operations.

The agreements stipulate that Armenia becomes a full member of the EEU at the moment of the treaty's entry into effect upon the completion of all national ratification procedures.

Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia signed the EEU treaty in Astana on May 29, 2014, and it will take effect on January 1, 2015.

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