Armenian Assembly of America Board of Trustees Meet with President Sargsyan

On October 10, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Board of Trustees in New York.

During the meeting, they discussed agenda items of pan-Armenian importance, activities of the Assembly, dynamically developing Armenian-American relations, and possibilities for their further strengthening, according to the President of Armenia’s press service.

Views were also exchanged on pressing international problems, challenges existing in the South Caucasus region, the current stage of the Nagorno Karabakh peace process, and the influx of refugees which emerged as a result of the ongoing military activities in Syria. President Sargsyan and Assembly Board Members spoke with each other about the assistance provided through the joint efforts of the Republic of Armenia and various Armenian structures to our compatriots in Syria as well as to the friendly people of Syria, who are suffering as a result of military actions.

President Sargsyan responded to the questions raised by the Assembly, presented the process and prospects of Armenia’s economic development, and discussed expectations from the new government of Armenia.

President Sargsyan is on a working visit to the United States to participate in the Armenia Investment Forum, which takes place October 10-11.

Photo Caption 1: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan with Armenian Assembly of America Board of Trustees.

Photo Caption 2: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan with Armenian Assembly of America Board of Trustees Co-Chair Van Krikorian.

Photo Caption 3: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan with Armenian Assembly of America Board of Trustees Co-Chairs Van Krikorian and Anthony Barsamian.

Photo Caption 4: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Armenian Ambassador to the U.S. Grigor Hovhannissian meeting with Armenian Assembly of America Board of Trustees.

Armenian President Sargsyan: ‘Azerbaijan President’s Assurances Inspire Little Faith’

(News.am) – During the Armenian-Azerbaijani meeting, which was held Monday in Vienna, the Armenian side had aimed to find out whether or not the Nagorno Karabakh peace talks have met an impasse, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan told Armenian journalists on the way back from the Austrian capital city.

“Our objective was to find out whether the negotiations have actually deadlocked and there is no other way but to war, or, nonetheless, we can solve the problem with minimal losses,” Sargsyan said.

“Overall, me and my associates are satisfied with the results of the meeting, and we can say more clearly about this when the [respective] statement by the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group] Co-Chairs is made,” he added. “The president of Azerbaijan assured that his country and he, personally, have no intention to reach the solution of a problem by way of hostilities (…). This is good, but it inspires little faith because there was such talk repeatedly, but in reality, the [respective] arrangement [to cease fire] is not kept for several years, now.”

“We [i.e. the Armenian side] are ready for any outcome. [But] of course, it is our wish that this outcome be through peace,” Sargsyan stated.