TURKEY READY TO DEVELOP RELATIONS WITH ARMENIA, TURK CHAIRMAN OF NATO PA SUB-COMMISSION ASSURES
Jun 13 2006
YEREVAN, JUNE 13, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. A delegation of the
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Subcommittees on Democratic Governance
and Future Security and Defence Capabilities arrived in Armenia. The
delegation met with the NATO PA Armenia delegation on June 12.
As Noyan Tapan was informed by the NA Public Relations Department,
as for the Armenia-Turkey relations, Armenian delegation head Mher
Shahgeldian mentioned that Armenia has stated many times about its
readiness to start relations without preconditions.
Vahit Erdem (Turkey), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Future
Security and Defence Capabilties mentioned that the NATO has proved
during the history by its structure and peculiarity that it may
create cooperation possibilities for countries having a problem,
especially mentioning as a example development of relations between
Turkey and Greece. It was mentioned that the NATO continues policy
of open doors. According to him, Turkey is ready to develop relations
with Armenia and does not condition them with solutions of conflicts.
Turkey finds that one must look towards future but not past in
the 21st century, must develop relations coming from centuries,
Issues relating to regional conflicts and the Black Sea regional
cooperation were discussed during the meeting with OSCE Deputy
Ambassador Kramp and Military Attache’ Karl Hofstra and RA Foreign
Ministry’s OSCE Department Chief Varuzhan Nersisian.