05, 2024

President Vahagn Khachaturyan met with California Governor Gavin Newsom

Within the framework of his working visit to the USA, President of the Republic Vahagn Khachaturyan met with California Governor Gavin Newsom in Sacramento.

At the start of the meeting, Gavin Newsom welcomed President Vahagn Khachaturyan and thanked him for his visit to California. In turn, the President of the Republic thanked for the warm welcome.

During the conversation, the sides highly appreciated the more than three decades of close and multifaceted cooperation between Armenia and the United States in all spheres. It was stressed that the Armenian Community, which is mainly represented in California, plays a special role in Armenian-American relations.

In his speech, President Vahagn Khachaturyan stressed that the multisectoral cooperation with the United States and, in particular, with the State of California is of particular importance for Armenia in a number of aspects.

The President noted that the high-tech sector has significantly strengthened its position in the Armenian economy in recent years, and since a number of the largest companies in this field are represented in California, in Silicon Valley, it became necessary to stimulate cooperation between Armenia and California.

During the meeting, Governor Gavin Newsom got interested in the development of Armenia's economic policy in recent years and, in particular, the measures implemented by the state in the period of the Covid-19 pandemic and after it.

In this regard, President Vahagn Khachaturyan noted that in the conditions of the pandemic crisis, the Armenian government has taken a number of steps that have allowed the country's economy to recover quickly in the post-crisis period.

The President stressed that the implementation of such programs has become possible as a result of democratic reforms and strengthening of democratic institutions implemented in the political and economic life of Armenia in recent years. In this context, Vahagn Khachaturyan, in the person of Gavin Newsom, thanked the top leadership of the United States for the support provided to Armenia by the United States in strengthening democracy and implementing democratic reforms.

During the conversation, the sides exchanged views on regional and global developments and existing challenges. Both sides stressed the imperative to resolve the hot conflicts through peaceful negotiation and search for solutions.

Touching upon the regional realities of the South Caucasus and the principles of Armenia's foreign policy, President Vahagn Khachaturyan reaffirmed Armenia's steadfastness and unequivocal position in building good-neighborly relations with its neighbors, which is also reflected in the border demarcation process, currently being carried out for the first time between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

At the end of the meeting, President Vahagn Khachaturyan invited Governor Gavin Newsom to visit Armenia at a convenient time for him, which will serve as an additional incentive for expanding cooperation between Armenia and California.

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