D.C. - On the occasion of Armenia?€™s Independence Day, the U.S.
Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Armenian Nation, Armenian News-NEWS.am reports.
behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my warmest
wishes to the people of Armenia as you celebrate your Independence Day
on September 21.
The United States and Armenia have a strong
relationship based on historic ties and mutual respect. I am proud and
grateful for the enduring friendship of many in the Armenian community.
As someone who for three decades represented Massachusetts, which boasts
one of the largest populations of Armenians outside of Armenia, I have
special firsthand knowledge of the contributions that you have made to
America?€™s culture, democracy and economic vitality.
Today our two
countries are working together on a dynamic bilateral and regional
agenda. Through forums such as the U.S.-Armenia Economic Task Force, we
look forward to further strengthening the economic and commercial bonds
between our peoples.
I wish all Armenians a joyful and prosperous
Independence Day, with peace and happiness in the coming year," reads
the congratulatory message.