Ambassador Kristina Kvien with Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan

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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The new United States Ambassador to Armenia Kristina Kvien presented the copy of credentials to the Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on February 20.

Mirzoyan congratulated Kvien on assuming office and attached importance to the further deepening of the Armenia-United States partnership in areas of mutual interest. The importance of the Armenia-United States Strategic Dialogue format was emphasized in context of advancing the agenda based on common democratic values, the foreign ministry said in a read-out.

Mirzoyan appreciated the United States support for strengthening institutional capacities and fostering the government’s democratic reforms in Armenia.

Issues related to regional security and stability were also discussed at the meeting.

The latest developments in the Armenia-Azerbaijan settlement process, including the trilateral meeting in Munich were discussed.

Mirzoyan expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the United States both trilaterally and as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group for the establishment of lasting peace in the region.

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Speaking about the illegal blockade of Nagorno Karabakh by Azerbaijan, Mirzoyan emphasized that Azerbaijan must unconditionally restore the regime of the Lachin corridor as defined under the November 9 trilateral statement.

 

 

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