October 13, 2010
ACNIS CONVENES SPECIAL BRIEFING: “ONE YEAR LATER: THE ARMENIAN-TURKISH ‘PROTOCOLS.’ WHERE WE HAVE COME & WHERE ARE WE GOING?”
Yerevan—Timed with the recent one-year anniversary of the signing of the diplomatic “protocols” between Armenia and Turkey, ACNIS hosted a special briefing on October 13, with ACNIS Director Richard Giragosian assessing the past year of developments in Armenian-Turkish diplomacy. The briefing was formally entitled, “One year later: the Armenian-Turkish ‘protocols.’ Where we have come & where are we going?” and participants included the British and German Ambassadors to Armenia, the head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, and officials from the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as representatives from Armenian civil society, international organizations and other diplomatic missions in Armenia.
The briefing also featured special guest Burcu Becermen, from the International Hrant Dink Foundation, who discussed the future of Armenian-Turkish relations and presented an overview of the “Beyond Borders” initiative, which promotes people-to-people contacts and cooperation between Armenian and Turkish civil society organizations.
The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) is a leading independent strategic research center located in Yerevan, Armenia. As an independent, objective institution committed to conducting professional policy research and analysis, ACNIS strives to raise the level of public debate and seeks to broaden public engagement in the public policy process, as well as fostering greater and more inclusive public knowledge. Founded in 1994, ACNIS is the institutional initiative of Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs. Over the past fifteen years, ACNIS has acquired a prominent reputation as a primary source of professional independent research and analysis covering a wide range of national and international policy issues.
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