There are more signs of thaw in relations between Armenia and Turkey.
At a government meeting in Yerevan on Wednesday, 8 September, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan touched upon the issue of normalising relations with Turkey. He referred to comments made recently by Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan and said that his government was ready for discussions with the Turkish side.
“In these statements we see an opportunity to talk about the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations, the resumption of the work of the Armenian-Turkish railway and highways. And we are ready for such a conversation. By and large, we are talking about turning our region into a crossroads connecting west with east, north with south”, Nikol Pashinyan said.
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The Prime Minister stressed that the Russian Federation has shown its readiness to actively support this process. “The European Union, France and the United States are also interested in this process. The interest of China and India in the development of communication projects is also known, ”he said.
According to Pashinyan, peace and stability in the region is the long-term strategy of the Armenian government. “And we consider ourselves responsible for solving this problem. Peace, stability, cooperation are easily declared and desired goals, but their implementation requires reasonable, thoughtful, pragmatic efforts. And Armenia is ready to make such efforts, ”Nikol Pashinyan said.