29 May 2023 12:20

Normalizing relations with Turkey high on Armenia's agenda - PM

YEREVAN. May 29 (Interfax) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said he is hoping to normalize relations with Turkey after the Turkish presidential election.

"Hopefully, we will be able to normalize Armenian-Turkish relations after the presidential election in Turkey. I also hope we can carry on with normalizing our relations with Turkey in a natural way. This is high on our agenda," Pashinyan said in parliament on Monday.

Peace is the only guarantee of external security, Pashinyan said. "There is no other way to guarantee external security," he said.

Pashinyan congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning the Turkish presidential election on Sunday.

"We congratulate President Erdogan on reelection. I am looking forward to continuing our joint work until full normalization of relations between our countries," Pashinyan said on a social network.