Washington and Ankara discuss normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey

Armenia – Jan 10 2022

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin discussed the normalization process between Ankara and Yerevan.

According to Sabah, the sides discussed bilateral political and economic ties and the development of security cooperation during their telephone conversation. The sides discussed the details of the joint strategic mechanism agreed upon between Turkey and the US.

There was an exchange of views on the Ukrainian crisis, protests in Kazakhstan, the process of normalizing relations with Armenia, events in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ethiopia.

"The process of normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia and the contribution to the establishment of permanent peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia to the stability and prosperity of the region was assessed. It was also stressed that Turkey is determined to continue its role in ensuring peace and stability in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa," the statement said.

 Kalin said that the Ukrainian crisis must be resolved through dialogue and cooperation and that Turkey is ready to contribute to this in every possible way.

Sides said that the early stabilization of the situation in Kazakhstan is important for peace and stability in the region.