August 25, 2014 - 12:15 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Yerevan has received an invitation to the Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inauguration ceremony, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan said, according to ARKA.
Armenia will probably accept the invitation, with Foreign Minister to attend the ceremony, Sargsyan said Sunday, August 24 at a meeting with participants of Together 2014 educational youth forum. Ergodan’s inauguration is scheduled for Thursday.
The President also said Armenia’s foreign minister Edward Nalbandian will ask Erdogan whether he plans to visit Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on the centenary of the tragedy.
Sargsyan found it difficult to answer when the Armenia-Turkish border will be opened. “Armenia’s wish is to have it opened as soon as possible,” the President said.
An Armenia-Turkish reconciliation was initiated by Armenian President in autumn 2008. On October 10, 2009, the two foreign ministers signed a protocol on establishing diplomatic relations in Zurich to be ratified by the countries’ parliaments. On April 22, 2010 Armenia’s president Sargsyan suspended the ratification process after ratification was frozen by Turkey’s parliament.