Sargsyan Begins Ambassadorship in US

United States President Barak Obama with Armenia's new Ambassador to the US Tigran Sargsyan. July 14, 2014. (Photo: official publication)


WASHINGTON (Arka)—“The United States attaches great importance to its relationship with Armenia,” said US President Barak Obama on Monday as he ceremonially accepted the credentials of Armenia’s new ambassador to the United States, Tigran Sargsyan, who served previously as Armenia’s prime minister.

Congratulating Sargsyan on taking over the position Obama expressed confidence that the newly appointed ambassador will use the wealth of his experience and knowledge to deepen relations between the two friendly nations, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday.

Obama welcomed ongoing cooperation with Armenia in peacekeeping missions, strengthening of democracy, and economic development. He also commended Armenia’s commitment to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the foreign ministry reported.

In turn, ambassador Sargsyan said that Armenian-American relations are highly effective. The ambassador added that the two countries have great potential for development of relations, and that his mission will focus on the development and expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation.

The two were also quoted as underlining the role of the Armenian-American community and its important role in the good relations between the two countries.

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  1. Saaten Maagar said:

    Look at the face of Mr. Obama, he can not even believe but laugh at what Armenians are achieving. After getting caught in the offshore scandal and being forced to resign as Prime Minister he managed to pull an Ambassadorship and of all places to the US. BRAVO, we are really exceptional.!!!

  2. zarkim said:

    Tigran should use this opportunity to explain to Mr Obama the fact that US foreign policy used against Syria’s Assad is not hurting him but it is hurting innocent Armenian civilians.
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    Also:
    photograph has surfaced showing ISIS commander Abu Muhammad in a hospital bed receiving treatment for battle wounds in Hatay State Hospital in April 2014.
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-lawmakers-accuse-turkish-government-of-protecting-isil-and-al-nusra-militants.aspx?pageID=238&nID=67750&NewsCatID=338
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    Turkey’s Support for ISIS Islamist Terrorists
    http://www.meforum.org/4732/turkey-support-isis-iraq-syria
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    Saudi Arabia and US secretly funding al-Qaeda in Iraq –
    http://www.panorama.am/en/politics/2014/06/18/colin-cavell/
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    Turks offered ISIS far more than an easy border crossing: they provided the bulk of ISIS’ funds, logistics, training and arms. Turkish residents near the Syrian border tell of Turkish ambulances going to Kurdish-ISIS battle zones and then evacuating ISIS casualties to Turkish hospitals.
    Turkey has paid $800 million to ISIS for stolen oil shipments from Iraq.
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    God Bless America.

  3. Sarkis said:

    Can he now help change the LA consulate? The man doesn’t know Armenian!

  4. Dr.Hermon Mihranian said:

    I hope the new Armenian Ambassador to the US will push the US government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

    • Norin said:

      Doc you need to get back on your medication, you are delusional. US -Israeli-AIPAC foreign policy will never allow AG recognition in the US. Not while Jews have this nation by the short hairs.

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