The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia has announced that the “Protocol Concerning Forming Diplomatic Relations Between Turkey and Armenia” will be declared null and void by Yerevan as of spring in 2018.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandiyan stated that the normalization process with Turkey started in 2008 and protocols between the two countries were signed in October 2009.
Nalbandiyan said that Turkey doesn’t act in accordance with the protocols.
The minister said: “President of Armenia [Serj Sarkisyan] said that Yereven will declare the protocols null and void. No positive step has been taken for the protocols to be put into effect since then. Thus, we will see the spring of 2018 without these protocols”.
Davutoğlu and Nalbandyan had signed
The “Protocol Concerning Forming Diplomatic Relations Between Turkey and Armenia” to develop the relations between Turkey and Armenia was signed by then Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu and Nalbandyan on October 11, 2009.
Signed in Zurich, Switzerland, the protocol prescribed the mutual recognition of the present borders between the two countries. (PT/TK)