WE DO NOT CONSIDER RECOGNITION OF GENOCDE PRECONDITION: ARMENIAN PRESIDENT

Today.Az
http://www.today.az/news/polit ics/55132.html
Aug 31 2009
Azerbaijan

The Turkish and Armenian Presidents will meet if the border is opened
or countries are close to make this decision, the Armenian President
Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with BBC's Russian service.

"I will go to Turkey for this football match if our border is opened
or we are on the eve to achieve it," Sargsyan said.

Term 'football diplomacy' appeared a year ago when the Turkish
President Abdullah Gul arrived in Yerevan. A formal cause was a
football match between teams of the two countries.

The return football match will be held in Turkey in mid-October.

"We have agreements. I think that a normal, correct way for sides to
fulfill their agreements. Unfortunately, I have not seen any great
wiling or strive to fulfill these agreements," Sargsyan said.

He said that the Armenian still favors establishing relations without
preliminary terms.

"We have not considered recognition of genocide as a preliminary term
to establish relations," Sargsyan said.