White House Issues Statement on Armenia’s 24th Independence Anniversary

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Source: Saul Loeb/AFP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Source: Saul Loeb/AFP)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Source: Saul Loeb/AFP)

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement on September 18 on behalf of President Barack Obama in commemoration of the Republic of Armenia’s 24th independence anniversary.

On the Occasion of the Republic of Armenia’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Armenia as you celebrate your independence day this September 21.

The United States values our relationship with Armenia, which remains as strong as ever, as evidenced by the historic level of American investment in Armenia’s economy today. We are grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of Armenian troops serving in international peacekeeping missions and celebrate the many achievements of Armenians who have enriched the cultural fabric of both our nations.

As you celebrate 24 years of independence, know that the United States is a partner and friend and that we fully support the security, prosperity, and democratic development of Armenia.

Congratulations and best wishes to all Armenians around the world for a peaceful and prosperous year to come.

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7 Comments

  1. John Bilemdjian said:

    About time Mr President recognizes the Armenian contribution to the world economy ,culture and peacekeeping . I hope before the end of his term he recognizes the Armenian Genocide

  2. Vasken said:

    While I respect the Secretary’s Statement and thank him, but, I will say God Save the Americans from another president like Obama…

  3. Raffi said:

    …. know that the United States is a partner and friend …. I’M NOT SURE if that friendship is good for Armenia, or is a liability, time will tell.

  4. Harutik said:

    Issue statements recognizing the Armenian genocide… and while you are at it, stop supporting ISIS terrorists in Syria.

  5. Greg K said:

    Gee, thanks Mr President…didn’t think you would remember!
    I just feel so relieved that our Motherland has no oil for you to truly remember us by…!

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