Interactive Travel Map | Text the Secretary AnswersYesterday, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu signed protocols to establish diplomatic ties and to reopen the border between their two countries. Secretary Clinton said:"We had a good night in Zurich, watching the signing of the protocols between Turkey and Armenia. And now the process continues. We, obviously, are committed to doing everything we can to build on the milestone that was reached today, but it's challenging. And there is a lot of very difficult, complex issues that have to continually be discussed and worked out. But I am very pleased that we were able to get the protocols signed, and now we move on to the next phase of this."
Following the signing, the Armenians and Turks will submit the protocols to their respective parliaments for approval. For more information, the Secretary gave a readout of the ceremony while she was en route to London and a senior State Department official provided background in advance of the Secretary's trip to Europe.