The European Union welcomed the first meeting of the special envoys of Armenia and Turkey in Moscow on normalization of relations, press secretary of European diplomacy chief Peter Stano said.
"EU welcomes the willingness of Armenia and Turkey to work on the normalisation of their relations. Today's meeting of the Special Envoys was an important step forward & we encourage Ankara & Yerevan to make further efforts in this regard," Stano said on Twitter.
He added that further concrete steps to normalize relations would be good news for regional stability and prospects for reconciliation and economic development and added that the normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey is key to the EU's engagement with both countries.
Since 2014, the EU has provided more than EUR 4.5 million to projects aiming to prepare the ground for the normalisation of relations in a number of areas such as economy, culture, education, and communication exchange. The EU stands ready to provide further support to possible additional steps towards normalisation of relations," Stano said in a statement.