11 Sep 2019 16:31

Armenia ready to expand participation in peacekeeping missions in cooperation with U.S. - FM

YEREVAN. Sept 11 (Interfax) - Armenia aims to broaden its partnership with the United States and is ready to expand interaction as part of international peacekeeping efforts, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said on Wednesday.

"The strengthening and deepening of relations of friendship and partnership with the U.S. remains one of Armenia's foreign policy priorities," Mnatsakanyan said at a meeting with U.S. Department of Defense Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura Cooper in Yerevan.

The parties commended cooperation between Armenia and the U.S. as part of NATO's Partnership for Peace program and Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said following the meeting.

Yerevan is ready to continue and expand its "contribution to international peacekeeping efforts and peacekeeping missions," Mnatsakanyan said.

During the talks, Mnatsakanyan presented Yerevan's stance on the Karabakh settlement, the ministry said.