ArmInfo.A dialogue between Armenia and Turkey to open borders and establish diplomatic relations is underway. RA Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated this on February 7 at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Charlotte Alma Baerbock.
At the same time, he confirmed the sincere readiness of Armenia to be involved in this process and to reach its positive logical conclusion in a short time.
"There is some progress. In our view, the process is somewhat slow, but there are positive results on the ground. Recently, Armenia and Turkey have decided to lift the ban on air cargo. We hope that this process will continue faster and with more tangible results," he said , reaffirming Armenia's commitment to encouraging the process of building a peaceful and stable large region.
It should be noted that on July 1, the fourth meeting of Special Representatives for the process of normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey, Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ruben Rubinyan and Ambassador Serdar Kilic took place in Vienna. The parties agreed to ensure the possibility of crossing the Armenian-Turkish land border for citizens of third countries visiting Armenia and Turkey, respectively, and decided to start the necessary processes in this direction. They also agreed to start direct air transportation of goods between Armenia and Turkey as soon as possible and decided to start the necessary processes in this direction. Finally, the parties reiterated their agreement to continue the normalization process without preconditions. The start of the normalization process was announced on December 13, 2021 by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. At the same time, he stressed that Ankara will act in coordination with Azerbaijan regarding steps to normalize relations with Armenia.