US ENVOY URGES PROGRESS IN TURKISH-ARMENIAN BORDER OPENING
22 Apr 04
“We hope that progress will be reached in lifting the blockade of the
Armenian border by Turkey,” US ambassador to Armenia John Ordway told
a press conference today, commenting on numerous reports about the
possibility of lifting the blockade in the run-up to a NATO summit in
Istanbul in June.
A lot of work has to be done to prepare for the summit and for US
President George Bush’s visit to Turkey, Ordway said. “We have a very
busy agenda to discuss with the Turkish government. Progress in the
opening of the Armenian border and establishment of relations between
Turkey and Armenia will be one of those issues,” he said.