Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Meets With President Sargsian of Armenia

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On July 4, Secretary Clinton met with Armenian President Sargsian at the Presidential Palace in Yerevan, Armenia. Before their meeting, Secretary Clinton said:

"Mr. President, it is a particular pleasure and honor for me to be here in the Republic of Armenia. It would be so on any day, but it's especially appropriate to be here on the celebration of our Independence Day. And I understand tomorrow is your Constitution Day. So it's another connection between the United States and Armenia.

"I appreciate the very kind words about the efforts of the United States Government and the Obama Administration to work with you and bring about a peaceful, durable solution to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, based on the Helsinki Principles.

"And I also appreciate the effort that you personally, along with your government, have expended on behalf of normalization of relations with Turkey. As you and I have discussed on previous occasions, the United States hopes to be able to support the eventual successful resolution of that, as well. We continue to believe that resolving these matters is in the best interests of the development and opportunities for greater regional peace and stability for the people of Armenia."

Read the full transcript here.



United States
July 5, 2010

Otto D. in the U.S.A. writes:

The Armenians are truly patient. Perhaps Sec'y Clinton can even allude to the "G" word while there.

South Korea
July 6, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the plane of the trap to look I saw on cnn. She's also a good time to spend in New York, United Kingdom and the United States to overcome differences between the highly emotional, I thought to tell you how.
Secretary,also thought to be a pleasant journey.

United States
July 6, 2010

R. in the U.S.A. writes:

all the photos of Sec Clinton at flower ceremonies over the duration of the trip but not at the Genocide Memorial? Were any taken?

Secretary Clinton Arrives in Yerevan, Armenia
Secretary Clinton and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian
Secretary Clinton Meets with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyna
Secretary Clinton is Presented with an American Flag Cake in Honor of Independence Day During Dinner with Armenian President Serzh Sargysan
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July 5, 2010


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