Turkish President calls on Armenia to honor signed deals

Turkish President Abdullah Gul sent a message to President Serzh Sargsian of Armenia.

Turkish President calls on Armenia to honor signed deals

Turkish President Abdullah Gul sent a message to President Serzh Sargsian of Armenia, and said, "we will continue to work for taking our normalization process forward based upon the understanding reached between our two countries."

In his reply to President Sargsian's overflight message he sent while passing from the Turkish air space on his way to Britain, President Gul said, "our bilateral efforts aimed at the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations attracted due attention world-wide by creating a new hope for peace in our conflict-ridden geography. Overcoming the long-established prejudices and nurturing mutual understanding and trust among our two neighboring peoples were indeed our main objectives when endorsing the process of normalization between our countries. You should have no doubt that our determination to take these objectives forward is intact, provided that this resolve and commitment remains reciprocal."

"I also agree with you that responsible governance necessitates both standing behind words and supporting words with deeds. Hence, we will continue to work for taking our normalization process forward based upon the understanding reached between our two countries. We have to be aware that concluding this historic process will require honoring our commitments in their entirety as well as displaying adequate political courage and vision," he said.

President Gul said that a future characterized by sustainable peace, security, prosperity and cooperation for all the people living in the region was their common goal. "I will remain personally engaged in this process hoping to see it reach a satisfactory conclusion for both of our countries," he added.

On Tuesday, President Sargsian of Armenia told Russian Itar-Tass news agency on his way to the United Kingdom that it was time to make progress for Turkey-Armenia rapprochement and establishment of a region of stability for future generations.



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