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Secretary-General Welcomes ‘Historic’ Signing of Accords
Aimed at Normalizing Relations between Armenia, Turkey
The following statement was issued on 10 October by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the signing today in Zürich of the two protocols aimed at normalizing the relations between Armenia and Turkey. This historic decision constitutes a milestone towards the establishment of good-neighbourly relations and the development of bilateral cooperation between both countries. The Secretary-General is confident that this development will also contribute to peace, security and stability in the South Caucasus.
The Secretary-General hopes that both protocols will be swiftly ratified by the Parliaments of Armenia and Turkey to ensure full normalization of their bilateral relations.
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