Turkish FM holds talks with Armenian counterpart
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ali Babacan held productive talks with his Armenian counterpart and president on the sidelines of the 45th Munich Security Conference on Saturday, a Turkish official said.
"Babacan met with his Armenian counterpart (Eduard) Nalbandian. Later, he paid a visit of courtesy to President (Serzh) Sargsyan. They were quite productive talks. These talks aim at normalizing the relations between Turkey and Armenia," Burak Ozugergin, spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted by Anatolian Agency as saying.
He said Babacan also came together with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and held bilateral talks with his German, Finnish and Estonian counterparts, Hurriyet reported.
Babacan last week met Nalbandian on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, and said there has been an ongoing process between Turkey and Armenia, who have no diplomatic relations. He added that when a tangible outcome is achieved it would be announced.
Babacan will proceed to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku from Germany, adding he would meet Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and President Ilham Aliyev there on Monday.