Kerry Issues Statement On Armenia’s Independence Day

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement Monday on the occasion of Armenia’s Independence Day. The message reads:

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I want to extend my congratulations to the people of Armenia as you celebrate the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence on September 21.

The United States deeply values its warm friendship with Armenia and with all of you. In the past quarter century, Armenia has made great progress, and my government looks forward to continuing to work closely with you in support of shared prosperity, strong democratic institutions, the rule of law, and regional peace. We appreciate Armenia’s consistent support for effective international peacekeeping operations and its leading role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. We are also grateful for the presence in the United States of a vibrant and highly-accomplished Armenian-American community.

On this special day, I offer best wishes to all Armenians for a peaceful and prosperous year to come.


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  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    Things are changing. The old guard is saying goodbye to the gravy train that fed their greed for so many years. Hopefully, with a Trump campaign victory, we would succeed in smashing the old pecking order. Lobbies most likely, hopefully, will go out of business. I don’t perceive Trump as pro n’or anti Armenian. He is pro Israel, and most likely, will be driven against Turkey by Turkeys behavior. But thank you Mr. Kerry, it was nice of you to remember the “starving Armenians”. We sing, we dance, we’re happy.