WASHINGTON (Reuters)—US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will fly to Zurich on Saturday to attend a ceremony where Armenia and Turkey are expected to sign accords to normalize relations, the State Department said.
Armenia and Turkey are expected to sign agreements to establish diplomatic ties and open their border.
Clinton will attend the ceremony before heading off on a European tour that includes stops in Britain, Ireland and Russia.
“We have long supported this process and she’s going to demonstrate and underscore our support,” a senior State Department official told reporters, referring to the signing ceremony.
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner are also expected to attend, he said.