President Serzh Sargsyan received the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia Eric Rubin.
At the meeting, the parties hailed the current level of the Armenian-American relations underscoring that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries twenty years ago, the bilateral relations have been developing vigorously in the atmosphere of mutual trust. The two sides stressed the significant role of the Armenian-American community in the strengthening of bilateral relations.
Eric Rubin noted with satisfaction that in the past 20 years together with his colleagues he has had the honor to work personally towards the development of the Armenian-American relations and is well aware of progress the relations have made sinceArmenia’s independence.
“TheArmeniayou have built differs significantly from the country which left theSoviet Union. But at the same time, there are many challenges, and I agree with you, Mr. President, that working together we can overcome these challenges and find solutions,” Eric Rubin said.
The US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia told President Sargsyan about the results of the US Armenia Economic Task Force meeting held today in Yerevan, assessing them as efficient and constructive.
The parties concurred that the time has come to substitute assistance issues on the agenda of the Task Force with the issues related to the encouragement of trade and investments.
The interlocutors spoke also about the latest developments in the Nagorno Karabakh peace process. The President of Armenia and the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues.