On January 14, before the discussion of the special representatives of Turkey and Armenia in Moscow, the latter had bilateral meetings with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko. The vice-speaker of the National Assembly, the representative of Armenia in the negotiations with Turkey Ruben Rubinyan stated this in the parliament on January 17, referring to the question why there was no flag on the car of the Armenian side.
“During the meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Rudenko, the Turkish special representative went with the Turkish ambassador to Russia. The car you saw was, in fact, the car of the Turkish ambassador,” Rubinyan said.
He stressed that so far there has not been an event that the Armenian Foreign Ministry has kept secret.
“The opposition says that there are secret processes. Throughout the history of the Republic of Armenia, negotiations have taken place with Turkey under all presidents. What percentage of those negotiations do you think was secret? More percentage was secret than open. For example, the same football diplomacy. “That process started during Robert Kocharyan’s term,” Rubinyan said, raising the question of whether there were secret processes between Armenia and Turkey, why they did not announce talks with Turkey during Robert Kocharyan’s presidency.
According to Rubinyan, this is the only process in the history of Armenia-Turkey relations, the first point of which was public.
The Turkish-Armenian special envoys met in Moscow on January 14, after which the Armenian Foreign Ministry noted that the talks with Turkey were held in a constructive atmosphere.