Politics 19:24 09/04/2020 Armenia

MFA spokesperson comments on the transfer of Armenian citizens from Turkey amid closed borders

“Armenia undertakes every possible step to ensure the return of our citizens to Armenia, and the priority is particularly given to citizens who appeared in difficult situations in countries with tense epidemiological situation, Spokesperson at the ministry of foreign affairs Anna Naghdalyan told Armenpress news agency in a request to comment  on the transfer of citizens from Turkey to Armenia amid closed borders and the absence of diplomatic relations.

As Naghdalyan detailed, a decision had been made to organize the transfer of Armenian citizens in Turkey who showed willingness to return to Armenia.

“We should note that about a hundred citizens of Armenia in Turkey contacted the Foreign Ministry of Armenia. With the efforts and funding of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, the transfer through the territory of Georgia of 70 Armenian citizens willing to return is being carried out. They will be subjected to a 14-day mandatory quarantine regime upon arrival in Armenia. The transfer is agreed with the relevant services of Turkey and Georgia, and their support is commendable,” Naghdalyan said.

Asked to comment on the statement issued by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople reads that Turkey plans to provide assistance to Armenia in the fight against COVID19, Naghdalyan said: “We learned about the press-release on the phone conversation of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople with the President of Turkey. As a third party, we would refrain from commenting on unofficial information. In any case, we have no such issue on the agenda.” 



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