United States Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya has said the United States supports diplomatic efforts aimed at the opening of borders between Armenia and Turkey and the establishment economic tied in South Caucasus, reports PanArmenian.
Zeya made the remarks during a reception at Yerevan’s Embassy in Washington, DC, marking the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, Voice of America reports.
The diplomat weighed in on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying the U.S. remains committed to achieving a peaceful, comprehensive and stable resolution of the matter. She stressed the need for settling all outstanding problems related to the conflict, as well as the consequences of the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan in fall 2020.
The Under Secretary of State also said the United States supports Armenia’s efforts to build democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote sustainable economic growth. While she said there is a lot of work to do, she also said the U.S. stands by Armenia also in its quest to promote an impartial and independent judiciary.