Gul to Consider Sarkisian Soccer Invitation

ANKARA (ArmRadio)–Turkey’s president will consider an invitation to Armenia to watch a soccer match between the two countries if his Armenian counterpart sends the request, Turkish Foreign Minister Burack Ozyurgergin said on Friday.

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian signaled his intention to invite the Turkish president to Armenia on September 6 to watch the Armenian-Turkey soccer game during a town hall gathering with Russia’s Armenian Community earlier this week.

"In the future I intend to undertake new steps to further the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations. Most probably, I will invite Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul to Yerevan to watch the match between the national football teams of Armenia and Turkey," Sarkisian said during the townhall.

"But we have not yet received such an invitation," Ozyurgergin said. "If we receive it, it will be discussed."

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