☷Secretary Blinken s Meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Mirzoyan United States Department of State
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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:Secretary of State Antony J . Blinken met today with Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan in Washington , D . C . to launch the U . S . - Armenia Strategic Dialogue . The Secretary committed to further strengthening bilateral relations in line with our shared democratic values and continuing cooperation on Armenia’s reform agenda . During their meeting , the Secretary and Foreign Minister signed a Nuclear Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding , paving the way for increased cooperation on civil nuclear matters as Armenia looks to diversify its energy supply . The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed Armenia’s progress in implementing democratic , rule of law , and anti - corruption reforms . They also discussed the ongoing dialogue between Armenia and its neighbors . Secretary Blinken thanked the Foreign Minister for the flexibility Armenia has shown and encouraged further direct talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan , underscoring the U . S commitment to help Armenia and Azerbaijan find sustainable peace and prosperity , including in our capacity as an OSCE Minsk Group Co - Chair .
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