PHILLIP CROWLEY: HISTORICAL MOMENT HAS REACHED TO IMPLEMENT ARMENIA-TURKEY PROTOCOLS
April 14 2010
Baku – APA. Foreign ministers of Turkey and Armenia Ahmet Davutoglu
and Edward Nalbandian held a meeting in Washington on April 13,
APA reports quoting CNN Turk.
Spokesman for Turkish Foreign Ministry Burak Ozugergin said the meeting
was the continuation of the meeting held between Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan a day before.
Official representative of the U.S. Department of State Phillip Crowley
said the negotiations were positive, Turkey-Armenia relations were
the main theme of discussion.
"It is the historical moment to implement Armenia-Turkey protocols,"
Phillip Crowley added that Washington was not acting in the process
alone and underlined that Russia played a very constructive role.
"Moscow is inside the Minsk process and is working on the same issues
together with Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia," he said.
Asked whether Washington meetings demonstrated any progress, Phillip
Crowley said there was a favorable opportunity.
"We encourage the sides for the process to live and move
constructively. Some in the region want to go back and move away from
this process. We think this is not the way out," he said.