The Armenian authorities are ready to normalize relations with Turkey if there is will to do so from the Turkish side, Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan said on Tuesday.
“The Turkish side can always bring reasons if it wants. If not the Nemesis statue then something else. I personally think it was a mistake to erect the Nemesis statue, because it is not, and cannot be, a state policy line, but I say again, that was simply an excuse for Turkey. I said earlier that I could have found a million reasons to not travel to Turkey. If there is will from Turkey, and I have an impression that there is, then we are ready for it, we are even ready to go through big criticism but bring lasting peace to the Armenian people,” Simonyan said.
He added that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s visit to Turkey for President Erdogan’s inauguration passed very well. The Armenian Premier was in the focus of attention, he said.
“We can say the visit was one of the main events,” Speaker Simonyan said.