UNITED NATIONS (Anatolian News Agency)–U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that positive relations between Turkey and Armenia would be in the interest of the region and bring stability to the troubled area.
The UN leader urged the two sided to come together and finalize what he described as a “landmark” set of protocols signed by their foreign ministers last October committing the two nations to normalizing their relations and opening borders.
Referring to the Armenian Genocide, Ban said he knew there was a long-lasting historical matter between the two countries, making relations difficult. “However, positive and harmonized relations between Turkey and Armenia, being two important countries of the same region, would be extremely important both for stability and peace in the region and for the cooperation of the peoples of the two countries.”