Iranian Initiative In Armenian-Turkish Relations


AZG Armenian Daily


Iranian Foreign Minister Mannucher Mottaki while being on an official
visit to Ankara July 18 had a telephone conversation with his Armenian
counterpart Edward Nalbandian, informed the Embassy of the Islamic
Republic of Iran to Turkey. Issues of regional developments and
bilateral relations were discussed during the conversation.

According to the IRNA agency, Mottacki spoke with gratification about
the favorable atmosphere that has recently formed between Armenia
and Turkey, and hoped that the atmosphere will contribute to the
friendship of neighboring countries and the peace in the region

Edward Nalbandian highly qualified the Iranian initiative to establish
a constructive dialogue between the neighboring countries.

The political observers consider the conversation of the Iranian
Foreign Minister from Ankara with his Armenian counterpart as profound.

IRNA assessed the conversation as an initiative in Armenian-Turkish
relations underlining that Iran being a reliable country in the region
can take the role of a mediator between Turkey and Armenia using the
warm relations with Yerevan.

"Hay tert" (Armenian newspaper) of Istanbul informed the
above-mentioned in its website on July 22.