Presidential Council of the Republic of Western Armenia
Presidential Decree of the Republic of Western Armenia
N°75 – 2020.03.21
Relating to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) that is affecting the world’s population, including the geographic area of Turkey and Western Armenia.
The President of the Republic,
- Regarding the article 76 of the Constitution;
- Regarding the arbitral award of President Woodrow Wilson which officially defines the border between Turkey and Western Armenia;
- Regarding the ratification of the Treaty of Sèvres by Western Armenia on June 24, 2016;
- Regarding the statistics in Western Armenia and Turkey relating to the spread of the Coronavirus;
Article 1: Temporary closure of the land, air and sea border between Western Armenia and Turkey in the context of non-essential movements between the two countries,
Article 2 : Solicit the President of the United States Donald Trump, to support the application of this temporary closure of the border between Western Armenia and Turkey, by controlling access to the border, in accordance with the exequatur of the arbitral award of President Woodrow Wilson which officially defines the border between Turkey and Western Armenia.
Article 3 : Solicit to the European authorities and the UN to help returning Armenian refugees from Syria to their homeland who are seeking to live in their ancestral homeland in Western Armenia.
Article 4 : The decree will be published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Western Armenia.
Karin, March 21, 2020
President of the Republic of Western Armenia