AJC CONGRATULATES ARMENIA, TURKEY ON HISTORIC ACCORD TO END HOSTILITY
12.10.2009 10:02 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ American Jewish Committee warmly welcomed the
historic accord between Turkey and Armenia that aims to end a century
of hostility and mistrust between the two nations.
"This accord, subject to parliamentary approval in Ankara and
Yerevan, ushers in a new era in relations between Turkey and Armenia,
two countries with which we have had longstanding ties," said AJC
Executive Director David Harris.
"We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the governments of
both countries, and we salute their courage in choosing the path of
reconciliation over that of continued conflict."
Harris expressed hope that the accord would have a positive impact
on peace efforts in the wider region. "There is a painful history
here, but Turkey and Armenia have wisely decided that the dividing
issues of both past and present must be addressed through dialogue. In
signing this accord, they have reminded us that no conflict, however
intractable, need be eternal."