US Under Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried will visit Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia on June 14-19. This is reported by the press service of the US State Department. “Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with all three countries, Deputy Secretary of State Donfried will emphasize the US support for the sovereignty and independence of these countries, emphasizing the right of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia to pave their own path. She will also emphasize the readiness of the United States to help build lasting peace in the South Caucasus, including by supporting political, economic development and contacts between peoples throughout the region,” the State Department said in a statement. Donfried will be in Armenia on June 18, where she will meet with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and other officials.

    We want to remind you that the United States recognized Western Armenia on May 11, 1920, the international border between Turkey and Western Armenia was the subject of an arbitration award signed by the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, and that every day work is carried out with members of Congress to restore diplomatic relations between the two states after the  Genocide of Armenians committed by Turkey on the territory of Western Armenia.