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United States Ready to Strengthen Cooperation With Armenia, US Deputy Secretary of State Tells PM Pashinyan

United States Ready to Strengthen Cooperation With Armenia, US Deputy Secretary of State Tells PM Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan welcomed Richard Verma, the US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, to discuss the enhancement of Armenia-US relations. This visit marks a key step in deepening the strategic dialogue and multi-sectoral cooperation between the two nations.


Prime Minister Pashinyan highlighted the ongoing development of the Armenia-US strategic dialogue. He emphasized that Verma's visit is crucial for advancing bilateral relations, particularly in strengthening democracy and economic growth in Armenia. Pashinyan also pointed out the importance of expanding cooperation at the local self-government level.


United States Ready to Strengthen Cooperation With Armenia, US Deputy Secretary of State Tells PM Pashinyan

Richard Verma reiterated the United States' commitment to strengthening ties with Armenia. He expressed readiness to cooperate in various fields, including local governance, economic development, education, and other areas. Verma's visit shows the US's dedication to supporting Armenia's progress and building closer relations between the two countries.


During the meeting, both parties discussed the implementation of agreements reached at a high-level meeting between Armenia, the European Union, and the United States held in Brussels on April 5. These agreements are aimed at enhancing cooperation and addressing mutual concerns.


United States Ready to Strengthen Cooperation With Armenia, US Deputy Secretary of State Tells PM Pashinyan

A significant portion of the discussions focused on the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty and the ongoing border delimitation process. Both sides exchanged views on these critical issues, highlighting the importance of peaceful negotiations and international support.


United States Ready to Strengthen Cooperation With Armenia, US Deputy Secretary of State Tells PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister Pashinyan briefed Verma on the Armenian government's "Crossroads of Peace" project, which aims to create regional stability and cooperation. He also discussed the implementation of a recently approved housing provision program for Armenians forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh. Pashinyan emphasized the need for international assistance to ensure the success of this humanitarian initiative.

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