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Turkish, Armenian special representatives to hold 4th meeting on July 1

Meeting for normalization of ties between 2 neighboring countries to take place in Austrian capital

The fourth meeting of envoys from Türkiye and Armenia for normalization of ties is set for July 1, the foreign ministries of both countries confirmed Tuesday.

“The fourth meeting of the Special Representatives for the normalization process between Türkiye and Armenia, Ambassador Serdar Kilic and Deputy Speaker Ruben Rubinyan will take place in Vienna on July 1, 2022,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.

A spokesperson for Armenia’s Foreign Ministry also confirmed the development in a tweet.

Kilic was named as Türkiye’s special envoy to discuss steps toward normalization with neighboring Armenia on Dec. 15, 2021. Three days later, Armenia appointed its own special representative Rubinyan.

The first round of talks was held in Moscow on Jan. 14, where both parties agreed to continue negotiations without any preconditions, according to a statement released after the meeting.

Turkish and Armenian envoys met for the second time in Vienna on Feb. 24.

Also, a historic bilateral meeting took place between the foreign ministers of Türkiye and Armenia on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on March 12.

As part of the efforts, Türkiye and Armenia have also resumed commercial flights as of Feb. 2 after a two-year hiatus.

The two countries have been divided on a range of issues, including Armenia’s occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, and 1915 events during the Ottoman Empire era, and the border between the two neighboring countries has been closed since 1993.

Anadolu Agency

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