PM Pashinyan holds phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a
telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
Nikol Pashinyan first congratulated Mr. Blinken on being appointed to
such a high state position. Speaking about the bilateral relations,
Prime Minister Pashinyan appreciated the U.S. Government’s continued
support to Armenia and the role played by the United States within the
OSCE Minsk Group.
The parties next referred to the
situation established in the region following the war. The need to
resume the peace process in the OSCE Minsk Group format was emphasized
on both sides. The Armenian Premier called his interlocutor’s attention
to the need for Azerbaijan to immediately return the prisoners of war,
hostages and people held in captivity. In this context, the U.S. side
highlighted the Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ activities and voiced readiness
to continue its role in resolving the conflict. The Secretary of State
stressed the importance of developing close partnerships with Armenia.
He hailed Armenia’s achievements in the field of democracy and assured
that the United States will continue to assist Armenia with the ongoing
Both sides stressed the need for
endeavoring towards strengthening the rule of law, fighting corruption
and advancing the judiciary and police reforms in Armenia. Nikol
Pashinyan thanked the U.S. side for appreciation and readiness to
provide assistance in the field of reforms.
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