Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday received Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the Czech capital of Prague.
The closed-door meeting came on the sidelines of the first European Political Community summit at the Prague Castle. No other information was released on the meeting.
Earlier, Erdogan, Pashinyan, and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had a brief conversation at the foyer ahead of the summit of the pan-European leaders’ platform to discuss common challenges.
Despite Türkiye being one of the first countries to recognize Armenia’s independence in 1991, the two countries have been divided on a range of issues, including Yerevan’s occupation of Azerbaijani territories, the events of 1915 during the reign of the Ottoman Empire, and the border closure between the two neighboring countries since 1993.
In 2021, Ankara and Yerevan mutually appointed special representatives to normalize ties.