YEREVAN, December 12. / ARKA / .Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandian told journalists on Thursday that he would have a bilateral meeting in Yerevan with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization. He said the details of the meeting would be reported later.
In comments on Turkish media stories that Davutoglu would go to Yerevan with specific proposals on the normalization of Armenian- Turkish relations Nalbandian said Armenian-Turkish relations should be resolved without preconditions.
He said Ankara’s attempts to link it with other issues or preconditions is meaningless. Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Yerevan on Thursday to attend the 29th meeting of BSEC foreign ministers.
Turkey and Armenia have no diplomatic relations; the border between the two countries was closed in 1993 by Ankara. Relations between Armenia and Turkey remain tense because of Ankara’s biased stance on Karabakh problem and its painful reaction to Armenia’s efforts to obtain worldwide recognition of the fact of Armenian Genocide.-0-