Turkey is yet to take steps toward implementing a border-opening agreement – Rubinyan


YEREVAN, JUNE 11, ARTSAKHPRESS. Armenia expects Turkey to fulfill the agreement to open the Armenia-Turkey land border for citizens of third countries and holders of diplomatic passports,said Ruben Rubinyan, the deputy chairman of the National Assembly,the special envoy of the Armenian side in the process of normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey,during the briefing with journalists.

“On the Armenian side, we have completed all our infrastructural works, the checkpoint is ready for operation. We have not seen any steps towards the implementation of this agreement from the Turkish side, but we hope that this agreement will be implemented,” said Rubinyan.

He reminded that there is an agreement to meet with the special envoy of Turkey, SerdarKilic, but the date has not yet been agreed upon.

When asked whether this could be due to the fact that Turkey is delaying the process and putting forward preconditions regarding the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, Rubinyan replied that he did not want to comment on this.

“Our position: we have an agreement that the land border should be opened for citizens of third countries and diplomatic passport holders, and we expect this agreement to be fulfilled,” concluded Rubinyan.

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