Ambassador Richard Mills presents a book as a gift to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Premier Receives Outgoing US Ambassador Mills


YEREVAN — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on October 8 received US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills who is completing his diplomatic mission.

Pashinyan thanked Mills for his tenure-long efforts and significant contribution to the strengthening of Armenian-American cooperation.

“Our bilateral relations have been developing and deepening in many spheres during your tenure. I want to thank you for your balanced position during the velvet revolution. The United States is an important partner for Armenia, and I am confident that the Armenian-American friendly relations will continue to expand in the years ahead,”  Pashinyan said.

Mills, in turn, thanked Prime Minister Pashinyan for constructive cooperation, noting that he will remain a friend of Armenia and would be pleased to keep in touch with our country and people.

“My term as the Ambassador of the United States is nearing completion, and I am proud to state continuously developing ties between our two countries, from business to governance and civil society. I am confident that these ties will be further strengthened in the coming years. Now, as the government and the people of Armenia are navigating this crucial period of Armenian history, I wish all the best to you, Mr. Prime Minister,” Richard Mills said.

The parties exchanged views on the US-Armenia cooperation agenda, the ongoing programs and development prospects. Reference was also made to Armenia’s inner political developments in the recent period.

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Pashinyan noted that ever since the Velvet Revolution the country has embraced rule of law, and transparency in the system of public governance. Mills welcomed the government’s steps and reforms in the aforementioned areas.

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