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Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
September 1, 2009


WASHINGTON—Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statements today regarding diplomatic advances announced between Turkey and Armenia.

“I welcome the decision of the Turkish and Armenian governments to move towards normalization of relations. I hope these countries with close ties to the U.S. will maintain this positive momentum through open and constructive dialogue. The Swiss intermediaries deserve credit for helping Ankara and Yerevan address their common challenges,” Chairman Cardin said.

“The recent developments in ongoing negotiations between Turkey and Armenia are very encouraging," Congressman Hastings said. "The opening of borders will benefit the people of these OSCE participating States and have a positive impact on regional stability and security.”

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