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Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi said that the US is committed to supporting a negotiated peaceful settlement in Armenia.

Her remarks came during her first visit to Armenia on Sunday at the Cafesjian art center.

"And so we're here, committed, just to say America is committed to Armenia’s security, democracy and we stand with Armenia in a difficult time.  It is a difficult time in the world.  We are amidst a battle between democracy and autocracy.  Armenia is a place where we can see those contrasts come into play.  Again, we come at a time – we didn't plan trip around what happened last week, the trip was planned before that.  But it so happens that we come in time, in person — strongly condemn Azerbaijan’s recent attacks on Armenia.  Make no mistake: this assault is unacceptable and threatening prospects for the much needed peace agreement – peace process to succeed," she noted.

"It is a particular joy to be here as we are on the verge of Armenia Independence Day, September 21st.  You know that date better than any of us.  And on behalf of the United States Congress, I want you to accept our congratulations on this special day.  We say that with great pride because for us, it’s almost like a family visit.  So blessed are all of us in our districts by so many Armenian Americans.  They, with great pride, are patriotic Americans.  Very, very proud of their Armenian heritage.  And they make that very clear to us.

And we follow Armenian challenges through their eyes, and we are very proud to finally be able to pass the resolution observing the Armenian Genocide because we, at last, have a President who would sign it.  Joe Biden has been a friend of Armenia.  We are proud that he has signed it and was an inspiration for its passage, but also that he invited the Prime Minister of Armenia to the Democracy Summit, which was a very coveted invitation. I want you to know that," she added.

She added that President Joe Biden has signed the resolution and also invited the Armenian Prime Minister to the Democracy Summit. "I want you to know that," she added.

Pelosi said that the US is committed to supporting Armenia in terms of democracy. 

Nancy Pelosi said that her visit was planned earlier, since last week, however, it so happened that they came here at the moment when the US can personally strongly condemn the unacceptable and threatening actions of Azerbaijan, which endanger the success of the peace process. 

"Again, we come at a time – we didn't plan trip around what happened last week, the trip was planned before that.  But it so happens that we come in time, in person — strongly condemn Azerbaijan’s recent attacks on Armenia.  Make no mistake: this assault is unacceptable and threatening prospects for the much needed peace agreement – peace process to succeed," Pelosi noted.

"America is an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair and friend of Armenia.  The United States is committed to supporting a negotiated, comprehensive and sustainable settlement, including especially those hostilities directed towards civilians,"

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