Pashinyan, Blinken Discuss South Caucasus Peace Efforts
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, today by telephone, discussed democratic reforms in Armenia and regional peace efforts. The Armenian government issued the following statement on the conversation
The Secretary of State praised the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Armenia aimed at establishing peace and stability in the region, as well as the process of democratic reforms in Armenia.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, opening of regional communications, regional security issues.
Prime Minister Pashinyan shared his impressions of the trilateral meeting held in Brussels on May 22, emphasizing that although the meeting was generally positive, unfortunately, comments unrelated to the content of the discussions were voiced after the meeting.
The Secretary of State reaffirmed the US readiness to continue supporting Armenia's democratic reforms, the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the demarcation of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the opening of regional communications, and the establishment of regional stability.
The sides also referred to the Armenia-Turkey discussions at the level of special representatives. The interlocutors agreed to continue Armenia-US high-level contacts.