EU WELCOMES TURKISH PRESIDENT'S DECISION

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Sept 5 2008
Turkey

Armenian President Sargsian invited Gul to watch a World Cup qualifier
to be played between the national teams of Turkey and Armenia in
Yerevan on Saturday.

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union said on Thursday
it welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul's decision to pay a visit
to Yerevan, Armenia.

A statement of Presidency of the Council of EU released by France's
embassy in Ankara said it welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul's
accepting an invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sargsian to watch
a World Cup qualifier in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.

The statement said this visit could create a positive atmosphere for
normalization of relations between the two countries.

Sargsian invited Gul to watch a World Cup qualifier to be played
between the national teams of Turkey and Armenia in Yerevan on
Saturday.

A statement released by Gul's office on Wednesday said that the
president accepted Sargsian's invitation.