RA PRESIDENT CALLS NOT TO SEARCH FOR SENSATION IN TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIAN AND TURKISH DIPLOMATS
21.07.2008 17:14 GMT+04:00
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan called not to search for sensation
in talks between Armenian and Turkish diplomats.
"The publics in both states tend to discuss the existing problems
and the visit of Turkish President to Armenia can promote their
solution. Common sense should prevail to smooth the problems between
our countries. Both need to normalize relations," the President told
a news conference today.
In a further sign of readiness to normalize ties, Armenian President
Serzh Sarksyan proposed "a fresh start" in relations with Turkey
in an article published in The Wall Street Journal earlier this
month. Sarksyan also invited Gul to a World Cup qualifying match
between Armenian and Turkish teams in September.
Turkish officials say the invitation is still under consideration
and that the president will decide according to developments.
"Normalization of relations with Armenia is one of priorities in
Turkey’s foreign policy," said Ali Babacan, Turkish Foreign Minister.
He also confirmed reports that Turkish and Armenian officials had
secret talks in Switzerland on July 8.