PM Pashinyan receives the delegation headed by the Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership of the US House of Representatives
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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the delegation led by the Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) of the US House of Representatives, David Price.
The Prime Minister welcomed the delegation's visit to Armenia and emphasized the importance of Armenian-American cooperation in the consistent implementation of democratic reforms in our country. Nikol Pashinyan noted that Armenian citizens have unequivocally chosen the path of democracy and the Government of the Republic of Armenia will steadfastly continue to implement the rich agenda of democratic reforms. According to the Prime Minister, the recent intensive Armenian-American contacts and high-level mutual visits significantly contribute to the continuous development of the strategic dialogue.
Nikol Pashinyan referred to Azerbaijan's aggression against the sovereign territory of Armenia and emphasized the adequate and appropriate response of the United States and the international community in general. At the same time, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of ensuring the security and rights of our compatriots in Nagorno Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan also highly appreciated the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the USA.
David Price thanked for the warm reception and welcomed the consistent steps towards the development of democratic institutions in Armenia. He also emphasized the importance of expanding the close partnership between Armenia and the USA for developing and strengthening ties in various fields. The Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership of the US House of Representatives considered the invasion into the sovereign territory of Armenia by Azerbaijan as unacceptable and noted the necessity for the immediate return of Azerbaijani units to their initial positions. David Price condemned the inhuman treatment and actions of the representatives of the Azerbaijani armed forces towards the Armenian soldiers. At the same time, he emphasized the importance of ensuring the return of prisoners of war who are still being held in Azerbaijan.
The Prime Minister highly appreciated the US efforts in this regard. The interlocutors exchanged thoughts on the Nagorno Karabakh issue, as well as the processes taking place in the region.