The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met yesterday in Washington, D.C., with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. The two discussed regional challenges and opportunities, with Under Secretary Hale underscoring the importance of preventing further violence and making progress in the OSCE Minsk Group process toward a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Under Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed areas of cooperation between the United States and Armenia, such as strengthening the rule of law, especially with regard to judicial independence. Under Secretary Hale outlined Administration priorities on a range of issues, including cyber security, trade and investment practices and sanctions policy. The Under Secretary commended the Government of Armenia and its people for progress made on democratic developments over the past year.