Nancy Pelosi in Yerevan after the clashes with Azerbaijan

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Armenia on Saturday for a visit announced the previous day, as the country faces violent clashes on its border with Azerbaijan.

Pelosi, who is the highest-ranking US official to visit Yerevan since the small Caucasus country’s independence in 1991, called her visit “a strong symbol of the United States’ steadfast commitment to a peaceful, prosperous Armenia” in a statement. and democratic and for a stable and secure Caucasus region”.

This three-day visit “will play a big role in guaranteeing our security,” Armenian Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan told reporters ahead of her arrival.

The visit of the American official takes place while the region, of strategic importance mainly because the Caspian hydrocarbons are transported through it, is facing friction between the influence of Turkey, which supports Azerbaijan, and that of Russia, which is theoretically a guarantor of Armenia’s security. where it has a military base, but is very busy in Ukraine.

Westerners are present in the peace process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.

More than 200 people have been killed in recent fighting between Armenian and Azeri troops, which the two sides blame each other for. These conflicts broke out on Tuesday and ended with international mediation on Thursday night.


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