Armenian, Turkish leaders meet to tackle normalization


Armenian, Turkish leaders meet to tackle normalization

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed normalization of bilateral relations at the meeting in Prague on 6 October.


According to the Armenian Prime Minister’s office, the interlocutors discussed “the process of normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations and possible further steps in that direction” during their meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the European Political Community held in the Czech capital.

“The need for the speedy implementation of the agreements reached as a result of the discussions of the special representatives of the two countries was emphasized. In particular, it refers to the opening of the land border for citizens of third countries, the implementation of direct air cargo transportation between Armenia and Turkey,” the statement published in the Armenian Prime Minister’s official website says. 

Meanwhile, Nikol Pashinyan following the mediated meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev wrote on his Twitter: “In Prague I reconfirmed again our proposal on unblocking of all regional communications. Azerbaijan again did not respond positively. I reiterate, Armenia is ready for unblocking of all regional communications with full respect of our sovereignty and legislation.”