ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY: PROTOCOLS RATIFICATION IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESUMPTION OF RAPPROCHEMENT WITH TURKEY
March 1, 2011 – 20:34 AMT 16:34 GMT
The normalisation of Armenia-Turkey relations could have been
beneficial not only for Turkey and Armenia, but for the whole region,
Armenian Foreign Minister stated.
As Edward Nalbandian noted in an interview with Der Standard Austrian
newspaper, all countries in the world supported this process, with
the exception of Azerbaijan.
When asked if the Turkish government pulled back from rapprochement
process for electoral reasons, he noted that Armenia has much more
reason to talk about preconditions.
Dwelling on the possibility to resume the process with Turkey,
Nalbandian named the ratification of Protocols without preconditions,
according to pacta sunt servanda principle, to be the only way.
“If you look for a reason to postpone the ratification you can always
find one,” the Foreign Minister said.
From: A. Papazian