SERZH SARGSYAN: ARMENIA-TURKEY NORMALIZATION, NAGORNO-KARABAKH PEACE PROCESSES HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON

news.am
Nov 2 2009
Armenia

The Armenia-Turkey normalization process does not at all mean
abandoning the efforts toward the international recognition of
the Armenian Genocide, RA President Serzh Sargsyan at a meeting of
representatives of dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

The RA presidential press office told NEWS.am that the Armenian
leader stressed the importance of building harmonious State-Church
relations, especially during this historic period. Speaking of
the Armenian-Turkish relations, President Sargsyan stressed that
Armenia, as a responsible member of the international relations
system, has always remained faithful to its commitments and is ready
to progress in conformity with the Armenian-Turkish protocols and
establish relations with turkey without any preconditions and within
a reasonable timeframe.

The Armenian President pointed out the international community's
support for the ratification of the documents and establishment
of Armenian-Turkish diplomatic relations without precondition. As
regards the fears about Turkey's attempts to link the Armenia-Turkey
normalization process to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict, President Serzh Sargsyan stressed that the two processes
have nothing in common.