Turkish President Abdullah Gul accepted Armenian President Serzh Sargsian's invitation to watch together the 2010 World Cup qualifying round game that would be played between Turkey and Armenia in Yerevan on September 6th, the Presidential Press Center said on Wednesday.
A statement released by the center said Sargsian invited President Gul to Yerevan for the World Cup qualifying match between the two countries.
Important developments which concerned especially the people in Caucasus have taken place in the recent period and opportunities which came out in this period should not be missed, the statement said.
"Such a visit can contribute to a brand new friendly atmosphere in the region," it stated.
Turkey severed diplomatic relations with Armenia in protest against Yerevan's occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh region over which Armenia attacked Turkey's ally Azerbaijan in a war in the 1990s.
Armenia and Turkey will play against each other in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Sept. 6 in a qualifying match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
"We believe that this match will be instrumental in removing the barriers blocking the rapprochment between the two peoples with common history and prepare a new ground," a statement on the president's official website said.
"We hope that this will be an opportunity for the two peoples to understand each other better," it said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Eylül 2008, 08:34