Foreign minister says that both countries were prepared to take “concrete steps” towards normalization
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Armenia is ready to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey and to open the borders, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said.
While Turkey recognized Armenia in the early 1990s, the two countries never established diplomatic relations. In 1993, following the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Baku-supporting Turkey unilaterally closed its borders with Armenia.
In an interview with the Turkish Anadolu news agency, which was published on Tuesday, Mirzoyan reiterated that his country’s political will was “to achieve full normalization of relations with Turkey and open the era of peaceful and sustainable development in the region.” He confirmed that the negotiations between the two countries were ongoing and “positive.”