2009-09-01 14:57:00

Arminfo. US warmly welcomes Turkey-Armenia normalization:
U.S. Department Spokesman Ian Kelly's official statement released on
August 31, 2009 reads.

According to Kelly the United States warmly welcomes the joint
statement made by Turkey and Armenia, with Swiss participation,
outlining further steps in the normalization of their bilateral
relations. "It has long been and remains the position of the United
States that normalization should take place without preconditions
and within a reasonable timeframe," statement says.

U.S. urges Armenia and Turkey to proceed expeditiously, according
to the agreed framework as described in today's statement. "We
remain ready to work closely with both governments in support of
normalization, a historic process that will contribute to peace,
security and stability throughout the region," the statement goes on.