The first meeting between the special envoys of Armenia and Turkey is scheduled to be held on 14 January, in Moscow.
Last month, both countries announced that they would be appointing special envoys as the next step towards a potential normalisation of relations. However, a date had not been formally announced until the Foreign Ministry of Turkey confirmed yesterday (5 January), that the meeting would be taking place in just over a week’s time in the Russian capital. This was confirmed on Facebook by the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, Vahan Hunanyan.
Career diplomat and former Turkish ambassador to the US, Serdar Kilic, will represent Turkey’s interests, while Armenia has designated the deputy parliament speaker, Ruban Rubinyan.
The meeting is being hailed as a significant step in helping the two neighbours re-establish diplomatic relations after 30 years.