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Armenia declares Turkey protocols void

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan has declared the Armenian-Turkish protocols signed in Zurich in 2009 null and void. The President made the announcement at a sitting of the National Security Council today, President’s Spokesman Vladimir Hakobyan told Yerkir Media.

In a ceremony held on October 10, 2009, the foreign ministers of the two countries signed two protocols on normalizing relations, which required ratification from parliaments of both countries.

President Sargsyan first announced the intention to cancel the protocols, addressing the UN General Assembly in September 2017.

“Armenia will declare those two Protocols null and void since they continuously lacked any positive progress towards their implementation. We will enter the spring of 2018 without those, as our experience has demonstrated, futile Protocols,” the President then said.

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