Lithuanian Foreign Ministry: Armenia blocks chance of signing EU trade agreement
Armenia has blocked its chances of signing an agreement on establishing a free trade zone with the European Union, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said in his interview to AFP, Armenian Mediamax reported.
Lithuania took over the Presidency of the Council of European Union on July 1, 2013.
The EU respects the decision on joining the Customs Union which was declared by the Armenian president in Moscow, but 'two systems are incompatible', the Lithuanian minister noted.
"We respect any choice of the countries, but they cannot join two organisations at the same time due to differences in tariff issues," Linas Linkevičius added.