US ENVOY CALLS FOR REOPENING OF TURKISH-ARMENIAN BORDER

ArmInfo News Agency (in Russian)
Aug 26 2008
Armenia

Yerevan, 26 August: The events in the region of the Georgian-Ossetian
conflict once again showed that the border between Armenia and
Turkey should be opened and trade should be carried out through
the border, the US charge d'affaires in Armenia, Joseph Pennington,
told journalists today.

He said that the USA, like nobody else, is helping in the opening of
the Armenian-Turkish border, and in establishing peace and diplomatic
relations between the two countries.

Speaking about the domestic political situation in Armenia, the
diplomat noted that the USA was observing positive developments in some
spheres. However, there are simply no [progress] in some other areas.

"We will continue to work with the Armenian authorities to facilitate
the continuation of reforms in the economic sphere, the fight against
corruption, and also on the issue of freedom of expression of political
views," Pennington said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress