Posted 15 февраля 10:42
Published 15 февраля 10:42
Modified 15 февраля 13:41
Updated 15 февраля 13:41
"Being in Turkey during this difficult period, I would like to reassure you once again of our readiness to restore peace in the region, as well as to fully normalize relations with Turkey in order to establish diplomatic relations with it", - TASS quotes the words of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan.
The official said this during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. He, in turn, noted that the parties agreed to accelerate the work on the opening of land communication between the countries.
It should be recalled that relations between Turkey and Armenia remain tense, aggravated by Turkey's position on the Karabakh conflict, denial of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire and contradictions in the ratification of the Kars Treaty of Friendship between the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian SSR and Turkey. A few years ago, to normalize relations. Thus, in January 2022, the special representatives of Armenia and Turkey for the restoration of bilateral relations held their first meeting in Moscow.
It should be noted that after the devastating earthquake in Turkey, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation. Pashinyan expressed his condolences and ordered to send rescuers to the country.