Society 13:17 21/09/2021 Armenia

Joe Biden: The United States will continue to advocate for the release of all Armenian detainees held in Azerbaijan

U.S. President Joe Biden has sent a message to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulating the Armenian people on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence. 

"On behalf of the American people, I wish you and the Armenian people a safe and happy Independence Day. Our two nations are bonded by history, family, and friendship, including 1.5 million Armenian-Americans whose contributions enrich and strengthen our bilateral ties," the message said. 

In the words of the U.S. President, this year marks 30 years of bilateral relations between Armenia and the U.S. "We look forward to continuing to support the Armenian people on your democratic journey in the years ahead, including by supporting your efforts to strengthen your democratic institutions, advance human rights, combat corruption, and uphold the rule of law," said President Biden. 

"The Armenian people have faced challenges over the last year, including the tragic loss of life in the fighting in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.  As we mourn with the people of Armenia, we will work hand in hand with your government, including through the OSCE Minsk Group and other regional formats, to promote regional stability and conflict resolution.  The United States will continue to advocate for the release of all Armenian detainees held in Azerbaijan.  

Finally, we are committed to our continued cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.  The United States has contributed over $14.2 million to Armenia in the fight against COVID-19, and we will continue working together to advance an inclusive global economic recovery in the wake of this pandemic," concluded Joe Biden. 



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