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Over the 4th joint business-conference, that kicked off on 5 October in Yerevan, Armenian and Turkish businessmen will discuss the issue of
establishment of air communication between Yerevan and Van, chairman of Organization of Young Businessmen of Van, Kadri Salas, told journalists in Yerevan today.
"The programme of opening direct Van-Yerevan flights and back is still frozen because of the political reason", - he said. For his part, a representative of the Kurdish tourist organization "Ayalis" from Van, Sayid Binet, added he was displeased with the fact that the participants in the conference were forced to
fly for 5 hours through Istanbul to Armenia, whereas only an hour is needed for Van-Yerevan direct flight. He hopes that participants in the business conference will manage to find the compromising solutions which will serve like a pushing point for opening of the Turkish-Armenian state border.
The 4th Armenian-Turkish two-day business conference kicked off in Yerevan on October 5. The event organizer is the UIEA with the support of USAID, Eurasian Partnership Foundation, and International Center for Human Development. The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BST), Marshal Foundation, is co-financing the event. Over 50 Turkish businessmen from Eastern regions of Turkey are invited to the conference.