YEREVAN — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory message to the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, on the occasion of Independence Day.

In the message, PM Pashinyan praised U.S. efforts to facilitate an Armenian-Azerbaijani peace deal and US support for Armenia.

“We highly appreciate the position of the United States in supporting the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and democracy of the Republic of Armenia, which was demonstrated in practice in 2021-2022,” Pashinyan said in the congratulatory message to Biden publicized by his press office.

“We also highly appreciate the U.S. efforts to establish lasting and sustainable peace in the South Caucasus, normalize Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, and address the rights and security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh,” he wrote.

Pashinyan also praised the current state of U.S.-Armenian relations, saying that they are based on “mutual trust between our governments.”

The full text of the congratulatory message reads as follows:

“Honorable Mr. President, on behalf of the Republic of Armenia and myself, I warmly congratulate you and the friendly people of the United States on Independence Day.

The United States and its people have gone through the difficult task of building a state by uniting around the idea of independence, forming a vision of a democratic future, and overcoming difficulties together. Continued US leadership in democracy contributes to the promotion of the fundamental values of freedom, equality, and inalienable human rights in many countries.

Active Armenian-American bilateral relations in recent years are promising, especially in the areas of democratic reforms, strengthening the rule of law, and fighting corruption. I am happy to record that we have cooperation based on mutual trust between our governments, which gives an opportunity to effectively address the existing challenges and further strengthen the connection between our states and peoples.

We highly appreciate the position of the United States in supporting the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and democracy of the Republic of Armenia, which was demonstrated in practice during the years 2021-2022. We also highly appreciate the efforts of the USA in the direction of establishing long-lasting and sustainable peace in the South Caucasus, normalizing Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, and addressing the rights and security of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Republic of Armenia continues to adhere to the peace agenda for the sake of the inviolability of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, for the sake of independence, sovereignty, and long-term peaceful development in the region.

Mr. President, I once again congratulate you on Independence Day and wish you and the American people prosperity, peace, and continued progress.”

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