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.