Not much progress in rapprochement with Ankara – Yerevan

Not much progress in rapprochement with Ankara – Yerevan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia has been very constructive since the beginning of the process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, parliament Deputy Speaker, Yerevan's special envoy Ruben Rubinyan told reporters on Thursday, June 30.

"Armenia has demonstrated the political will to reach a quick settlement," Rubinyan said. "The success of the process depends on Turkey's constructiveness and political will. As you can see, there is not much progress so far, it is obvious."

The MP noted that no discussion on border re-demarcation have been on the table.

According to him, statements from Turkish officials about coordinating Ankara's actions with Baku are "a bit strange."

The most important thing in such processes is the political will; if there is one, the rest is very easy to solve," he said.

Rubininyan also noted that remarks about opening a "corridor" through Armenia are not constructive and do not contribute to the rapprochement between the two countries.

The Azerbaijani side has on multiple occasions raised the question about a "corridor" through the southern Armenian province of Syunik that would connect Nakhijevan to the rest of Azerbaijan. The Armenian side, however, has repeatedly denied being involved in negotiations for the provision of a corridor to Azerbaijan, stressing that they have only agreed to unblock transport communications in the region.

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