BRUSSELS (ArmRadio)–The Europe-Armenia Advisory Council has issued an open letter, published in the European press, calling on key European officials and institutions to be more involved in the rapprochement process between Armenia and Turkey.
The letter “calls upon all EU Institutions to intervene” to intervene in the process to ensure a speedy normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey is agreed on without preconditions.
It is directed at the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Ashton, The Chair of the EP’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Gabriele Albertini, The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, and the Chair of the EP’s South Caucasus Delegation, Milan Cabrnoch, the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council:
Below is the open letter:
The Europe-Armenia Advisory Council:
1. Calls upon all EU Institutions to intervene with all possible instruments, including a high-level visit to the region, in order to urge both sides to ratify the protocols without preconditions and within a reasonable timeframe, which should not exceed two months;
2. Encourages all regional actors to contribute constructively to the ongoing process and especially invites Azerbaijan to join these efforts;
3. Notes the statement of the US State Department welcoming the Armenian Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Armenia-Turkey protocols and calls upon all relevant European institutions to issue a similar statement, underlining that this court ruling freed the way for the protocols’ ratification in Armenia and must not be misused by any party as a pretext to derail the ratification process;
4. Calls upon the Armenian government and the Armenian Diaspora around the world to resist the Turkish government’s new attempt to link the ratification of the protocols to the international recognition of the Armenian genocide;
5. Reminds all parties involved not to turn to populism during the historic process of re-establishing ties between Turkey and Armenia.”