Neighbours Turkey and Armenia made a step towards
Sentyabr 25, 2009
Neighbours Turkey and Armenia made a step towards ending their almost century-old enmity Monday (August 31st) as they agreed to launch talks aimed at normalising ties.
The decision was announced in a joint statement by the Turkish and Armenian foreign ministries following months of bilateral discussions mediated by Switzerland. It said the two sides would start internal political consultations over two protocols — on the establishment of diplomatic relations and on the development of bilateral relations.
The consultations would be completed within six weeks, after which the protocols would be signed and submitted for ratification to the Turkish and Armenian parliaments, according to the announcement.
“Both sides will make their best efforts for the timely progression of the ratification, in line with their constitutional and legal procedures,” said a joint statement mediated by Switzerland.