21 Sep 2023 11:42

U.S. to continue to support Armenian people's sovereignty and security - Blinken

YEREVAN. Sept 21 (Interfax) - The United States supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Armenia and remains committed to ensuring a lasting peace in the South Caucasus, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

"Armenia put itself on a path towards freedom and self-determination when it declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, we have seen your commitment to democratic values, to developing and strengthening human rights, rule of law, economy, and justice for all Armenians," the U.S. embassy in Yerevan quoted Blinken as saying in a message on the occasion of Armenia's Independence Day.

"These values echo our own and we are proud to partner with Armenia in these areas," he said.

"We will continue to support the Armenian people's democratic aspirations, sovereignty, and security. The United States supports Armenia's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, and remains committed to promoting a durable and dignified peace for the South Caucasus region where the rights of all are respected," Blinken said.