U.S. Ambassador Hopes Armenia Will Continue Working with the West

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern


YEREVAN—US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern, speaking to Armenia’s Zhamanak news agency, said he hopes that after Armenia joins the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) it will display the political will to continue its cooperation with the west.

“The United States believes that every country has to independently manage its future when joining any international organization or union. We think that Armenia made progress in its accession negotiations with Moscow. I don’t know what conditions the negotiations were conducted around. Our task is for Armenia to continue looking toward the west. We offer Armenia economic, political, diplomatic, as well as security cooperation. I believe that this is very important for Armenia to welcome cooperation with the West.”

When asked if Armenia chose the right path, the ambassador replied, “Every country makes decisions for themselves, it’s not me that has to judge Armenia’s decision.”

Armenia formally joined the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan on Oct. 10. Armenia is expected to become a full-fledged member of the EEU starting Jan. 1, 2015.

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8 Comments

  1. Realist said:

    Armenia has many “right paths” to explore Mr. Heffern and we will decide on which paths to follow and when, thank you very much. In the meantime, I suggest you re-read Mr. Harut Sassounian’s latest apt column with a pen in hand: – “The West Must Offer Armenia Incentives Rather Than Decry Its Ties with Russia.”

  2. Marshal said:

    Armenia and Armenians have always been
    Ready to work with the west , but what we will not
    Do is forget the past and stand for justice!
    The real question is when will the west
    stand for justice and democracy for Armenians?
    And stop supporting Nazi Turkey and Azerbaijan ?

  3. Areg said:

    Reaffirm and recognize the Armenian Genocide and let us have Western Armenia.

  4. Alex Postallian said:

    What a mental midget…..WHEN IS THE PRO-turkey,ADMINISTRATION,GOING TO WORK FOR ARMENIA….QUIT TAKING BRIBES.

  5. bayrakiniyakan said:

    I don’t know what conditions the negotiations were conducted around. Our task is for Armenia to continue looking toward the west. We offer Armenia economic, political, diplomatic, as well as security cooperation. I believe that this is very important for Armenia to welcome cooperation with the West.

    US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern

    Only when the US recognize the Armenian Genocide and force Turkey with treaty of Sevre !

  6. mihran said:

    Mr.J.Heffern
    Armenia’s choice becomes very limited and difficult… both super powers play their game for the control of the region
    Many essential issues need to be addressed openly to Armenia’s public and Diaspora short and statements can’t be good enough ..
    A question to Mr.J.Heffern
    Have you had the chance to read the latest article written by California’s courier’s Mr.Sassounian?..
    How many trillions of dollars did the USA spent to rebuilt the army and the economy of the defeated Ottoman Empire?…ball part figure 100 trillions?…
    Yes the USA provided 4 to 5 billions dollars plus safety and security support since the collapse of the soviet union ..
    Every year on April 24th other than president R.Reagan all presidents found the most WORDS but never spelled Genocide…. only to please USA’s beloved ally Turkey.

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