Date for next meeting of Armenian and Turkish special envoys set

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced yesterday (3 February), that the next meeting of the special envoys of Turkey and Armenia would take place on 24 February, with the aim of normalising relations. It is understood that the meeting will take place in Vienna.

This will mark the second meeting between the Armenian representative, the Deputy Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly, Ruben Rubinyan, and his Turkish counterpart, Ambassador Serdar Kilic, after an earlier encounter in January, which was described by both sides as “positive and constructive”. While no concrete measures were agreed upon, the parties agreed to continue negotiations for a full settlement without preconditions.

Source: with agencies

Photo: Turkish-Armenian flags; archive

Related articles

Opinion: Inclusive governance is the key for peaceful co-existence in Karabakh

In the latest, in a series of op-eds discussing the future of Nagorno-Karabakh and its people on, Nurlan Mustafayev says that a security dilemma remains a critical issue for both the Armenian and the Azerbaijani communities in Karabakh, and that dealing with this issue first requires demilitarisation. The author argues that “given the current uncertainty and complexity, the inclusion of both ethnic groups in local governance is one clear thing or a shared vision that should be a part of the overall peace process. The parties’ use of the untapped resources of international law on minority protection, on the one hand, and security, on the other, can play a critical role in the face of political uncertainty.