Canada welcomes deal between Turkey, Armenia

Canada said it welcomed an agreement between Turkey and Armenia to start internal political consultations to establish diplomatic relations.

Canada welcomes deal between Turkey, Armenia

Canada said Friday it welcomed an agreement between Turkey and Armenia to start internal political consultations to establish diplomatic relations and the development of bilateral relations.

"The normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations will not only benefit both nations and their citizens, but also enhance stability, security and development within their turbulent and vital neighbourhood," Lawrence Cannon, the Canadian foreign minister, said in a statement on Friday.

The statement also recalled that Cannon recently met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Istanbul, where he stressed the importance of dialogue between Turkey and Armenia.

Turkey and Armenia said earlier this week they had agreed on "starting internal political consultations" to establish diplomatic ties and develop bilateral relations, and submitting two related protocols to their respective parliaments for ratification within six weeks.

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