PROTOCOLS MUST BE RATIFIED WITHIN REASONABLE TIMEFRAME, SAYS PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER
Nov 24 2009
Armenia’s National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan met his Turkish
counterpart Mehmet Ali Å~^ahin in Moscow yesterday.
During the meeting, the parties shared with one another the specifics
of their respective countries’ parliamentary structure and activities,
states a release issued by the press and public relations department
of the Republic of Armenia National Assembly.
They exchanged viewpoints on the process of establishing bilateral
relations without preconditions.
Abrahamyan emphasized that the Armenian side considers it necessary
for the signed Armenia-Turkey Protocols to be ratified within a
The two parliamentary speakers highly praised Armenia’s and Turkey’s
presidents’ brave combined efforts and agreed that, thanks to those
efforts, fertile ground was created for establishing normal relations
between the two neighbouring countries. In that context, they agreed
that it is, first and foremost, necessary to encourage direct human
contact, as well as to attempt to establish ties between Armenia’s
National Assembly and Turkey’s Grand National Assembly.