EU welcomes willingness of Turkey and Armenia to normalise relations
January 17, 2022

EU welcomes willingness of Turkey and Armenia to normalise relations

The EU welcomes the willingness of both Turkey and Armenia to work on the normalisation of relations between the two countries and the appointment of Special Envoys for this purpose.

According to a press release by the European External Action Service, the first meeting of Special Envoys last Friday was “an important step forward and the European Union encourages both Turkey and Armenia to make further efforts in this regard”.

“Any further concrete steps towards the normalisation of relations would be good news for regional stability and prospects for reconciliation and economic development,” says the press release, adding that the EU stands ready to support the continuation of the process.

Since 2014, the EU has provided more than €4.5 million to projects aiming to prepare the ground for the normalisation of Armenia-Turkey relations in a number of areas, such as economy, culture, education, and communication exchange. 

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