Armenia, Turkey should act in accelerated rate to establish diplomatic ties: Armenian FM
Negotiations between Turkey and Armenia were over and both sides were obliged to move quickly to establish diplomatic relations and open their border under accords signed in Zurich in October, the Armenian Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandian said in his interview with Reuters.
"Why did we sign two protocols if we are not going to ratify and implement them?" Nalbandian said. "I think the whole international community is waiting for quick ratification and implementation and respect for the agreements which are in the protocols."
Turkish and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Ahmet Davutoglu and Edward Nalbandian signed the Ankara-Yerevan protocol.
Some parliamentarians of the Turkish parliament stated about impossibility of ratification of the protocols signed with Armenia, until there is progress in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Armenia's foreign minister has rejected Turkish calls for concessions in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh in exchange for the historic rapprochement between Yerevan and Ankara.
"If one of the sides will delay and create some obstacles in the way of ratification and implementation, I think it could bear all the responsibility for the negative consequences," Nalbandian said.
The Armenian Foreign Minister said the Armenian-Turkish thaw and the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations were "two separate processes."
Nalbandian added that there is a "positive dynamic", but this is not serious to say that tomorrow or in one month's time or in a very short period of time we will come to the agreement.