YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on July 15 received U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns, Pashinyan’s press office said.
The two “discussed issues related to international and regional security and the fight against terrorism. Reference was made to processes taking place in the South Caucasus region,” the brief statement said.
While in Yerevan, Burns also met with the secretary of Armenia’s Security Council, Armen Grigoryan, whose office said the two discussed issues related to the further development of U.S.- Armenia bilateral relations.
Grigoryan outlined for the CIA director the security environment in the region, existing challenges, and Armenia’s approach to establishing peace in the region, a statement from Grigoryan’s office said.
“The sides talked about Armenia-Azerbaijan and Armenia-Turkey negotiation processes,” the statement said.
Official Armenian bodies and the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan would not comment on media reports about Burns’ visit to Yerevan.