Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Arshakyan called for a change in relations with the Turkish people
YEREVAN, 8 February – RIA Novosti. Hakob Arshakyan, vice-president of the Armenian parliament, representing the ruling “Civil Contract” group, believes that the attitudes of the peoples of Turkey and Armenia towards each other should be changed.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia announced its decision to send rescue teams to Syria and Turkey, which were affected by the earthquake.
“Turkey is our neighboring country, and if we do not manage our own problems, others will rule in their own interests. To manage these problems, it is also necessary to change the mutual attitude of the peoples of the two countries towards each other,” Arshakyan wrote on social networks.
According to him, some political forces in Armenia are trying to play with “the feelings of the community” by using the Armenian authorities’ decision to provide aid to earthquake victims in Turkey.
“This humanitarian step is very important not only for the Turkish society but also for the international community. This is a valuable desire for dialogue between the two countries, in which Armenia acts from the standpoint of its state.” “In countless conflicts, conflicts and wars around the world, the parties are trying to find aspects of dialogue to manage conflicts,” Arshakyan said.
There are no diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia, the border between the two countries has been closed since 1993 at Ankara’s initiative. The difficult relations between the countries stem from a number of conditions, particularly Ankara’s support for Azerbaijan’s stance on the Karabakh conflict, and Turkey’s harsh response to the international recognition process of the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
In January 2022, Moscow hosted the first meeting of special representatives for the normalization process between Armenia and Turkey – Ruben Rubinyan, Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament and Serdar Kılıç, the former Ambassador of Turkey to the United States. As the Russian Foreign Ministry reported, during the talks the parties showed their readiness to engage in a constructive and unpoliticized dialogue. Three more meetings were held in Vienna.
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