ISTANBUL – Turkish Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul met on Monday with Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanyan.
Oskanyan said that they would like to develop relations between Turkey and Armenia, adding that Armenian government has the political will in this issue. He also expressed pleasure over flights which were started from Turkey to Armenia.
Gul, in return, said that Turkey has the same will in development of relations between two countries.
However, Gul added, there were some issues on which two countries were sensitive and he noted that a common ground should be established for this issue.
Noting that time was needed for the solution of problems, Gul stated Cyprus issue as an example and said that the problem should be overcome with the same understanding. Both sides said that rapprochement between the two countries would contribute to the implementation of the stability plan that NATO elaborated for Caucasus.
The two sides also agreed in principle to hold Turkey-Azerbaijan-Armenia tripartite meetings on foreign ministers level, on the margin of international summits.