U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and laid a wreath in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
She was accompanied by Alen Simonyan, Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia and Lilit Macunts, Armenian Ambassador to the United States during her first visit to Armenia.
Earlier, the U.S. Embassy informed Armenian News-NEWS.am that during her visit, from September 17 to 19, the U.S. House Speaker will meet with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan and other dignitaries to discuss Armenian-American relations and the current security situation.
Nancy Pelosi will speak at a press conference as well as at the Gafesjian Center for the Arts. Her remarks will be available at www.speaker.gov/newsroom.
Speaker Pelosi will address the themes of strong mutual cooperation between the two countries based on shared values and the longstanding bonds between the peoples.
The House Speaker's delegation includes House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, House Members Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier.