Blinken reaffirms United States’ ongoing support for Armenia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has spoken by phone with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Secretary Blinken reaffirmed U.S. support for Armenia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the U.S. State Department said in a readout of the November 27 call.
“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Armenia’s Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan. They discussed U.S. support for efforts to reach a durable and dignified peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ ongoing support for Armenia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and outlined efforts to increase bilateral cooperation with Armenia as we work to support its vision for a prosperous and democratic future,” the U.S. State Department said.
Blinken also spoke by phone with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the same day.
In a readout of the call with Aliyev, the State Department said that Blinken noted “recent points of concern” in the U.S.-Azeri relations.
“The Secretary welcomed President Aliyev’s commitment to conclude a durable and dignified peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Secretary recognized the suffering that this long-standing conflict has caused Azerbaijanis and Armenians alike and underscored the benefits that peace would bring to everyone in the region. The Secretary discussed our enduring relations with Azerbaijan, noted recent points of concern in the relationship and also spoke about opportunities to strengthen cooperation, especially around the peace process, and the importance of high-level engagement,” the State Department said.