Armenia, Turkey agree to conduct depoliticized dialogue — Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia – Jan 14 2022
Earlier, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia welcomed the first meeting between Armenia and Turkey in Moscow

MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Armenia’s special representative for a dialogue with Turkey, Ruben Rubinyan, and his Turkish counterpart Serdar Kilic held negotiations in Moscow on Friday to agree to conduct a constructive and depoliticized dialogue in order to identify points of agreement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a news release.

"The two sides displayed the readiness to conduct a constructive and depoliticized dialogue in the spirit of openness and determination to achieve practical results, moving step by step from simple to complex matters. It was agreed to go ahead with the search for points of agreement, which would benefit the people of both countries and the region’s stability and economic prosperity," the statement reads.

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko brokered the talks.

Earlier on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Russia’s diplomacy in 2021 that Russia welcomed the first meeting between the two sides in Moscow.

"Our role is to help establish a direct dialogue, and I hope it will be successful," he stressed.

While sharing a common border, Armenia and Turkey do not have diplomatic relations. In 2009, their foreign ministers met in Zurich to sign protocols on the establishment of diplomatic relations and on the principles of relations, but these documents were not ratified. On March 1, 2018 Armenia declared the protocols null and void.


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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS