In a gathering that brought together representatives from the US Department of Defense, State Department, Military Diplomatic Corps, and a delegation from the Kansas National Guard, the Armenian Embassy in the United States hosted a reception to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Armenian Armed Forces. This event, held on , served as a testament to the enduring partnership between Armenia and the United States, as well as a reaffirmation of Armenia's commitment to protecting its sovereignty.
The reception featured speeches by the Armenian military attaché to the US, the Armenian Ambassador to the US, and the US Deputy Secretary of Defense. Each speaker emphasized the importance of the Armenian Armed Forces in maintaining peace and stability in the region, as well as the strong ties between the two nations. The atmosphere was one of unity and strength, as guests paid tribute to the sacrifices made by Armenian soldiers in defense of their homeland.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan underscored the importance of a strong and combat-ready army for the Republic of Armenia. "We have a sovereign right to have a strong and combat-ready army to protect our territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence, and statehood," he stated emphatically. Pashinyan also highlighted Armenia's recognition of the territorial integrity of all countries in the region, expecting the same recognition in return.
Addressing recent statements made by the President of Azerbaijan regarding the Armenian armed forces, Pashinyan emphasized that as long as Azerbaijan does not announce its withdrawal from the Sochi and Prague statements, it is clear that both Armenia and Azerbaijan recognize each other's territorial integrity based on the 1991 Alma-Ata declaration. This call for respect and diplomacy reflects the ongoing efforts by Armenia to maintain peace and stability in the region, even in the face of challenges.
Armenia's Unwavering Commitment to Sovereignty
As the Armenian Armed Forces mark their 32nd anniversary, the Republic of Armenia remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting its territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence, and statehood. By fostering strong partnerships with nations such as the United States, Armenia continues to demonstrate its dedication to peace and stability in the region. The recent reception at the Armenian Embassy in the United States served as a poignant reminder of the strength and unity that underpin Armenia's efforts to safeguard its sovereignty.
In the words of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, "We have a sovereign right to have a strong and combat-ready army to protect our territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence, and statehood." This conviction, echoed by Armenian leaders and reaffirmed through events like the recent reception, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Armenian people and their unwavering commitment to their homeland.