Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the US Senate

06 May, 2022

On May 5, within the framework of his working visit to the U.S., Foreign MinisterAffairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez.  Senator Jim Rich, a member of the committee, also  participated at the meeting.

The interlocutors touched upon the agenda of the Armenian-U.S. relations, the security situation unfolded around Armenia and Artsakh, as well as a number of issues on the regional situation.

The sides commended the achievements during the thirty-year-old Armenian-U.S. diplomatic relations.  The Foreign Minister of Armenia stressed the importance of the U.S. support for the reforms being implemented in Armenia, the strengthening of democracy, the development of the economic sphere, as well as the importance of the agreements reached during the visit.

During the meeting, Ararat Mirzoyan highly appreciated the contribution of Bob Menendez to the adoption of the Senate resolution on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, which is significant from the viewpoint of justice, ensuring the supremacy of humanitarian values and preventing further genocides.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia also presented the current humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia's position on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In this context, the inadmissibility of provoking tensions by Azerbaijan was emphasized.

The need for the repatriation of  Armenian prisoners of war and detained civilians held in Azerbaijan was underscored

The Foreign Minister of Armenia also presented the recent developments aimed at the normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey.

Ararat Mirzoyan presented Bob Menendez with the Order of Friendship, by which he was awarded on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the United States for his significant contribution to the strengthening and development of Armenian-U.S. friendly relations.

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