9 Nov 2017 11:13

Experience of EAEU member Armenia, preparing to sign accord with EU, useful - Dodon

CHISINAU. Nov 9 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon, who is due to start a two-day official visit to Armenia on Thursday, has said he believes that the experience of that country, which, while being a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), will soon sign a cooperation agreement with the EU, could prove useful to Chisinau.

"Armenia is a member of the EAEU and will soon sign a cooperation agreement with the European Union," Dodon wrote on his Facebook page, calling it "an interesting experience for Moldova."

It will be the first official visit to Armenia by a Moldovan president since Moldova declared its independence from the Soviet Union 26 years ago, he said.

The program of Dodon's trip includes a series of meetings with high-ranking Armenian officials, including President Serzh Sargsyan, National Assembly Chair Ara Babloyan, and Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.

Dodon said he is confident that "the visit and also bilateral meetings to be held in Yerevan will comprehensively facilitate the further consolidation of friendship and cooperation between the two states."