President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who is on a working visit to the US, on Thursday traveled from Boston to Washington D.C., where on the same day he met—at the White House—with US Vice President Joseph “Joe” Biden.
The interlocutors stressed that Armenian-American relations constantly develop ever since Armenia’s independence in 1991.
As per Sargsyan, Armenian-American partnership is now at the highest level. Also, he lauded the US support to the economic development of and ongoing reforms in Armenia.
In addition, the Armenian President underscored the active US involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.
Subsequently, the interlocutors exchanged views on this process within the framework of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.
Also, the President noted that, as a result of the atrocities taking place in the Middle East, numerous Armenians living in Iraq and Syria are also being killed and becoming refugees, and the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage in the region is being damaged and destroyed.
Vice President Biden, for his part, highly assessed Armenia’s efforts toward giving shelter to a large number of refugees from Syria and creating possible living and working conditions for Syrian Armenians.
They expressed the hope that effective and efficient mechanisms will be developed to solve the problems in the Middle East.
Furthermore, Serzh Sargsyan and Joe Biden expressed confidence that it will be possible to face the present-day challenges by combining efforts.