Yerevan/Mediamax/. "Support for Armenia-Turkey Peace Process” program funded by EU "Instrument for Stability” (IfS) tool was presented in Yerevan today.
The consortium comprised of eight Armenian and Turkish NGOs carries out the program.
“Civilitas” Foundation, “Eurasia” Partnership Foundation, Regional Studies Center and Public Journalism Club take part from Armenia.
The initiators believe that the events organized within the program can contribute to the opening of the closed borders, expansion of economic and business ties and promotion of a number of cultural and educational programs. The program includes practice exchange courses, communication and mutual visits of businessmen, journalists, architects, painters and other art representatives.
“We are deeply convinced that the dialogue between Armenian and Turkish societies is an important strategic step for the regulation of relations and final reconciliation”, said Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea.
“The possible progress in relations with Armenia will provide Turkey a chance to reach a success in especially the changing security environment which is accounted by the instability in the Middle East and Ukraine”, said Director at Regional Studies Center (RSC) Richard Giragosian.