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Armenia/Turkey

Published on April 23, 2010
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, April 22, 2010

President Sarkozy has been informed of the statements by the President of Armenia, Mr Serge Sarkisian, regarding the process of restoring diplomatic relations and reopening the border between Armenia and Turkey.

President Sarkozy welcomes the Armenian Head of State’s confirmation of his commitment to the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations, despite the difficulties encountered by both sides in the process to ratify the protocols signed on 10 October 2009 in Zurich.

France encourages the Armenian and Turkish authorities to maintain their dialogue and redouble efforts to achieve the early implementation of these protocols, which will contribute significantly to peace and security throughout the region./.

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