Monday, November 11 2019 15:21
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Lavrov: Russia makes every effort that all the problems that exist  between Armenia and Turkey are overcome.

Lavrov: Russia makes every effort that all the problems that exist  between Armenia and Turkey are overcome.

ArmInfo. Russia makes every effort that all the problems that exist between Armenia and Turkey are overcome. On November 11 at a joint press conference with  Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Russian Foreign  Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, referring to the warming of  Russian-Turkish relations in the context of threats emanating from  Turkey against Armenia.

According to him, Russia does not talk about rapprochement or  warming. "When we have neighbors - historically, geographically, we  develop relations with everyone and with each of them. This is true  for all our partners in the CIS, CSTO, EAEU, and such countries as  Turkey, Iran, and Eastern European states.  We want to have a normal  relationship with every country, ", "the Russian Minister emphasized.

At the same time, Lavrov emphasized that in 2009 Moscow actively  contributed to the conclusion of the so- called Zurich protocols,  although it warned against being carried away by this idea, with the  expectation that no matter what the solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh  conflict would be, it could be focused on this question. " At that  time our Armenian colleagues told us, "That's not the case", they  promised us.  Unfortunately, you all know the fate of the Zurich  Protocols. Nevertheless, we continue to be prepared, and for this we  need the interest of both parties - we are ready to use our  opportunities in order to advance the normalization of relations  between Armenia and Turkey, "Lavrom said.

At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized  that Moscow is not see a reason to believe that anyone of these  countries want war. In any case, the Russian minister continued, all  of Russia's policy is aimed at ensuring peace, coexistence and  mutually beneficial cooperation.

It should be noted that the Armenian-Turkish protocols were signed in  Zurich on October 10, 2009.  However, the protocols were never  ratified by the parliaments of Armenia and Turkey, since Ankara  constantly put forward preconditions on the way to ratification. In  this regard, by order of the then President of Armenia Serzh  Sargsyan, the process of ratification of the protocols in the  Armenian parliament was frozen. And in February 2015, they were  completely recalled from parliament. In the second half of 2017, the  President of the Republic of Armenia from the rostrum of the UN  General Assembly said that Armenia would meet the spring of 2018  without the Armenian-Turkish protocols, since there was no positive  shift in their implementation, and in February 2018 Yerevan announced  the denunciation of these protocols. 

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