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Turkey-Armenia roadmap sets timetable for ties

A roadmap agreed between Turkey and Armenia commits the neighbours to establishing diplomatic relations and opening their border gradually over "weeks or months", a senior Western diplomat said on Thursday.

world Updated: Apr 24, 2009 00:18 IST

A roadmap agreed between Turkey and Armenia commits the neighbours to establishing diplomatic relations and opening their border gradually over "weeks or months", a senior Western diplomat said on Thursday.

The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deal had not yet been signed but that the two sides had agreed on diplomatic ties, opening the border, and establishing commissions to tackle historical disputes.

"All the documents have been agreed in principle but it's from the signing that the clock starts ticking," the diplomat told Reuters. "It is a finite period that is not very long. We are talking about weeks or months."