JOHN EVANS CONFIDENT ARMENIA-TURKEY PROTOCOLS WILL BE RATIFIED

PanARMENIAN.Net
September 29, 2011 - 17:53 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Were the U.S. sceptical about the feasibility of
normalisation of Armenia-Turkey ties, it wouldn't have promoted the
rapprochement, former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia said, commenting on
recent developments in Yerevan-Ankara relations.

At news conference in Yerevan, John Evans expressed confidence
for the countries' success in protocols' ratification in case of
consecutive steps.

Turkey's Council of Ministers returned Armenian-Turkish protocols on
parliament agenda, as a "gesture of good will to Armenia." In late
August, Turkey's Grand National Assembly withdrew 898 bills, including
the Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in 2009, from the agenda. At the
time, Turkish parliament considered that the issue of opening of border
with Armenia is no longer actual for the country's political course.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress