US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has issued a congratulatory message to the Armenian people, on the 27th anniversary of the restoration of their statehood.
“This year is especially important because it also represents the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Armenian state in modern history and the centennial celebration of U.S.-Armenian friendship,” the message also reads. “This year brought remarkable changes to Armenia. The peaceful popular movement that transformed the government has ushered in an exciting new chapter of Armenian history. I look forward to working with the people and government of Armenia as you seek to build strong democratic institutions, tackle corruption, and boost economic growth.
“The United States also remains committed to finding a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] conflict and urges the parties to resume intensive negotiations as soon as possible.”