Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Phillip Reeker22 October, 2020
On October 22, the working visit of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to the United States commenced. On the same day, the Foreign Minister met with the US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Phillip Reeker.
Minister Mnatsakanyan noted that the visit takes place during the challenging times for Armenia and the region. Azerbaijan has unleashed a large-scale war against Artsakh, accompanied by the deliberate targeting of the civilian population and infrastructure of Artsakh, which are war crimes in their nature and aim to annihilate the people of Artsakh.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan highlighted the fact of Turkey's direct involvement in the Azerbaijani aggression, manifested in both direct military participation and transferring of foreign terrorist fighters from the Middle East to Azerbaijan, which is a serious threat to regional security and peace.
Both sides stressed the need for the immediate implementation of the agreements on cessation of hostilities. In this regard, Foreign Minister of Armenia Mnatsakanyan emphasized the consistency the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries demonstrated towards this issue. The Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated Armenia's commitment to the agreements of October 10 and October 17 and the establishment of a sustainable ceasefire regime maintained through verification mechanisms.