Yerevan October 25
Ani Mshetsyan. On October 25, Armenian Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the US President"s National Security Advisor John Bolton. According to the press service of the government, Pashinyan noted that the visit of Bolton delegation is historic for Armenia. "It is very important to have high-level contacts with the United States, and our government understands the importance of close cooperation within the framework of the Armenian– American relations."
The Acting Prime Minister touched upon the political events that took place in Armenia, noting that our country is going through a historical period. "The processes caused by the velvet revolution of love and solidarity are based exclusively on democratic values. Now we are working to create and strengthen a stable and institutional democratic state," said Nikol Pashinyan, stressing that Armenia is developing a democracy, a transparent system of governance, strengthening an independent judiciary systems through effective collaboration with international partners. The Acting prime minister also noted that Armenia is confidently moving forward towards the development of democracy.
In turn, John Bolton conveyed warm greetings from US President Donald Trump to Nikol Pashinyan. The Adviser to the US President on National Security noted that in this historically important period for Armenia, they attach great importance to the development and deepening of Armenian-American relations. "I am pleased to discuss with you a wide range of bilateral and regional issues pertaining to Armenian– American relations. I congratulate you on the successful peaceful democratization of Armenia. The United States supports the efforts of the new government to combat corruption, increase the transparency of the judiciary and accountability of the government towards strengthening democracy , the rule of law and regional stability ", Bolton said.
The interlocutors discussed the agenda of bilateral relations. In particular, the parties touched upon the development of democracy in Armenia, the economy, the justice system, the expansion of cooperation towards the development of civil society and stressed the importance of taking consecutive steps aimed at giving new impetus to bilateral cooperation. In this context, Pashinyan and Bolton stressed the need for more frequent such high-level visits.
The Acting Prime Minister and National Security Advisor to the President of the United States exchanged thoughts on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The interlocutors noted the importance of taking consecutive steps to resolve the conflict peacefully and to create an appropriate atmosphere for the negotiation process within the framework of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The parties also discussed a number of other issues related to the international agenda, including the processes taking place in the region.