Armenia's Foreign Minister optimistic about border opening with Turkey
Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has signaled the possibility of implementing an agreement with Turkey to open the land border for citizens of third countries and diplomatic passport holders in the near future.
Minister Mirzoyan expressed his optimism during a parliamentary committee hearing on the 2024 state budget draft, underscoring the significance of the Armenia-Turkey normalization process for his country.
"The Armenia-Turkey normalization process is highly important for us," Mirzoyan emphasized, adding that discussions on this matter are ongoing.
Speaking specifically about the prospective agreement to open the land border for citizens of third countries and diplomatic passport holders, the Armenian Foreign Minister said, "I'd like to express optimism that perhaps we'll have good news here in the near future."
Mirzoyan emphasized that Armenia is keen on establishing normalized relations with all four of its neighboring countries, underlining the country's commitment to regional stability and cooperation.
This development follows years of diplomatic tensions and closed borders between Armenia and Turkey, stemming from historical disputes and the unresolved issue of the Armenian Genocide. The prospect of reopening the land border represents a potentially groundbreaking move towards greater regional integration and cooperation.