Secretary-General welcomes Armenian-Turkish accord

10 October 2009
Approach to the University of Zürich where Turkey and Armenia signed two protocols to normalize ties

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's signing of two protocols paving the way towards normalizing ties between Armenia and Turkey, voicing hope that the move will contribute to peace, security and stability in the South Caucasus region.

“This historic decision constitutes a milestone toward the establishment of good neighbourly relations and the development of bilateral cooperation between both countries,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson.

He also expressed hope that both protocols will be ratified quickly by the parliaments of Armenia and Turkey to “ensure full normalization of their bilateral relations.


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