WASHINGTON, DC — On the last day of his working visit to the United States, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on October 1 took part in a “reference-free” discussion held by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

In his address to the U.S. experts, the Armenian leader referred to the priority issues in Armenia’s foreign policy, as well as the current international issues and challenges posing threats to peace and security.

President Sarkisian presented the issues and the situation in the region at the present stage of the negotiation process on the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict. He also referred to the Middle East crisis and Armenia’s stance on that matter. Sarkisian also presented the course and process of the constitutional changes being implemented in Armenia, as well as the logic of the amendments provided by the draft Constitution.

President Sarkisian also answered different questions of those attending the discussion, specifically referring to the issues of Armenia’s socio-economic development, Armenia’s policy to achieve sustainable economic growth due to its involvement in integration processes, prospects of Armenian-Turkish relations, and others.

Sarkisian also had a separate talk with William Burns, the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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