Washington ready to work with new Armenian govt - U.S. diplomat
YEREVAN. May 17 (Interfax) - The United States stands ready to work with the new Armenian government in various fields, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell said in a telephone conversation with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
"Congratulating the minister on his appointment, Wess Mitchell noted that the U.S. stands ready to work with the new Armenian government in multiple fields of mutual interest. Mnatsakanyan said Yerevan is ready to continue work toward development of multifaceted cooperation with Washington," the Armenian Foreign Ministry said.
The parties discussed bilateral relations and the regional and international agenda, it said.
Mnatsakanyan highlighted the importance of willingness of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, including the U.S., to promote a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Protest leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister of Armenia on May 8.