Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
Russia proceeds from the importance of normalizing relations between Turkey and Armenia in the interests of these two countries, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on March 7 as commenting on the cancellation of the Zurich protocols between Turkey and Armenia.
"A Russian delegation was in Zurich and took an active part [in preparing the protocols]. We assessed the agreements and the assessments remain relevant. We proceed from the importance of normalizing the relations between Turkey and Armenia in the interests of both countries. We, on our part, have always done everything to achieve this goal," Zakharova said.
On March 1, 2018, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan announced the cancellation of the protocols signed for normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations in 2009.
The protocols on normalization of relations between the two countries were signed by the foreign ministers of Turkey and Armenia on Oct. 10, 2009, but they were never ratified.