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    Trend, Azerbaijan
    Oct 31 2009

    Armenia, Turkey should act in accelerated rate to establish diplomatic
    ties: Armenian FM

    31.10.2009 14:59

    Negotiations between Turkey and Armenia were over and both sides were
    obliged to move quickly to establish diplomatic relations and open
    their border under accords signed in Zurich in October, the Armenian
    Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandian said in his interview with

    "Why did we sign two protocols if we are not going to ratify and
    implement them?" Nalbandian said. "I think the whole international
    community is waiting for quick ratification and implementation and
    respect for the agreements which are in the protocols."

    Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward
    Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol.

    Some parliamentarians of the Turkish parliament stated about
    impossibility of ratification of the protocols signed with Armenia,
    until there is progress in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh

    Armenia's foreign minister has rejected Turkish calls for concessions
    in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh in exchange for the historic
    rapprochement between Yerevan and Ankara.

    "If one of the sides will delay and create some obstacles in the way
    of ratification and implementation, I think it could bear all the
    responsibility for the negative consequences," Nalbandian said.

    The Armenian Foreign Minister said the Armenian-Turkish thaw and the
    Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations were "two separate processes."

    Nalbandian added that there is a "positive dynamic", but this is not
    serious to say that tomorrow or in one month's time or in a very short
    period of time we will come to the agreement.