Turkish Press
Sept 13 2008

Coe On Turkish President's Visit To Armenia
Published: 9/13/2008

STRASBOURG - Heads of Turkish and Armenian delegations at the Congress
of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (COE) have
welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul`s visit to Armenia to watch a
World Cup qualifier between Turkish and Armenian national teams in
Yerevan on September 6th.

Yavuz Mildon, chairman of the Congress of European Local Authorities
and also head of the Turkish delegation, issued a joint statement with
Emin Yeritsian, deputy chairman of the congress who also heads the
Armenian delegation.

"The visit will constitute a productive opportunity to develop
friendly relations between the two countries. President Gul`s visit
provided new perspective for development of good neighborly relations
and cooperation between local authorities of the two countries. The
two countries should not miss such an opportunity," the statement