ArmInfo.Despite Ankara's direct participation in last year's war in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and its destabilizing role in the region, Armenia is still ready to normalize relations with Turkey without preconditions, since this is in the interests of regional security and economic development. Ambassador of Armenia to France Hasmik Tolmajyan stated this in an interview to "CONFLITS" edition.
In this context, she drew attention to the fact that from this point of view, Armenia's position has not undergone changes. She recalled that from the first day of gaining independence, Armenia did not put forward any preconditions for the normalization of relations with Turkey, insisting on the establishment of diplomatic relations without preconditions and the need to open borders. "Contrary to Armenia's constructive position, Turkey has for decades adhered to the policy of setting preconditions, due to which relations have not yet returned to normal," the Ambassador said.
Referring to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey, the Ambassador noted that Armenia is considering this issue in another way, outside the normalization of the Armenian-Turkish diplomatic relations. "The recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States this year has created a new, more complete situation of the process of international recognition of the Genocide. It can be stated that today most of the key international players and the international historical community unambiguously recognize the events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire as genocide. We are confident that the agenda for international recognition of the Armenian Genocide will only contribute to easing tensions in the region and strengthening the security system, "Tolmajyan said.