May 22 2010
Ban Ki-moon calls Turkey to build on new relations with Armenia
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who is on a visit to Turkey to
participate and co-chair the international summit on Somalia, called
for Turkish authorities on Friday to be more active in solving its own
conflicts with Armenia and Cyprus.
"Let us build on your new diplomatic relations with Armenia," Ban said
in an address at Istanbul’s prestigious Bogazici University. "And let
us seize the opportunity in Cyprus. Talks resume next week. A
convergence of views is taking shape. We should seize this critical
moment," he said.
Ban Ki-moon arrived in Turkey to co-chair the three-day high-level
international conference on Somalia aiming at providing opportunities
for the global community to show solidarity with the Somali people.