Tigran Balayan explains the reason delayed the signing of the
Armenian-Turkish Protocols
11.10.2009 00:33 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenia's Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan
explained the reason of delay of signing of the Armenian-Turkish
Protocols. As a PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent reports from Zurich,
after the ceremony Tigran Balayan, noting that a very important step
in Armenia-Turkey relations has been made today, welcomed by the
international community, said that a temporary delay in the signing
ceremony of the Protocols was caused by the attempts of the Turkish
side to make changes in the verbal statements, scheduled after the
signing. The Armenian side disageed with those changes being of
historic nature. Discussions with the mediators and ministers resulted
in the signing Protocols without previously announced verbal
statements.