Trump Congratulates Armenia on 27 Years of Independence from USSR

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has received a congratulatory message from US President Donald Trump on Armenia’s Independence Day. A translation of the message is below.

“Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

On behalf of the American people, congratulations to you and the people of Armenia on the 27th anniversary of your national independence.

Armenia has much to celebrate this year. A peaceful, popular movement ushered in a new era in Armenia, and we look forward to working with you to help you execute the will of your people to combat corruption and to establish representative, accountable governance, rule of law buttressed by an independent judiciary, and political and economic competition.

We thank you for your steadfast partnership on many fronts, including contributing to NATO operations and showing great generosity in welcoming Syrian refugees.

The coming months bring opportunities to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which would create even more possibilities for US –Armenian cooperation. As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States looks forward to working with you to find a lasting and peaceful resolution of this conflict.

This year also marks the centennial of the First Armenian Republic and the 100th anniversary of US  –Armenia friendship. I look forward to further strengthening the partnership that began between our countries one hundred years ago. On this special centennial anniversary, I wish the very best to you and to the people of Armenia.”


Translation by the Public Radio of Armenia, published September 21, 2018


  1. I do not want to sound rude about the political situation and so on. But did many countries, including Armenia, live so badly during the Soviet times? I think the wording with congratulations is not entirely correct in this case.

    • The best answer to your question is with all the Armenians who repatriated to the Soviet Union after WWII in order to “build their homeland” – and as soon as the doors were open, couldn’t run out of there fast enough.

      But the biggest clue for you should be the fact that for the entirety of the Soviet Union, most of the Armenians in the diaspora who were fortunate enough to find out about Soviet destitution before moving there, preferred to live among the backwards Middle Easterners rather than “Enlightened and Advanced Communists”. That should tell you a lot.

    • Have you seen what remains from Russian rule in Armenia? The almost drained their prize lake, Lake Sevan, that will take many years to recover. The concrete apartment buildings are in shambles. The infrastructure is a mess particularly the highways. I am grateful for Russion support after the massacre but good riddance to the Russions.

    • Duringt the last eleven years of Soviet Armenia, our people were able to improve thei lives culturally, scientifically and socio-economically. One should also recognize how much our people suffered under Stalin and Beria. Citing one period and not the other is to show one’s bias.
      Another comment: The Velvet Revolution happened in Prague and it was a real one without outside interference. So let us find out a more suitable color for our revolution.
      I wish good luck and success to the new leadership. Still, only the future will tell if they can keep their promises. Besides, sny policy favoring exclusively the West will create instability and endless confrontations.

  2. Georgia Cash Online,
    Without Russia ad the soviet Union, there would not be an Armenia today. Please understand that virtually the entire American-Armenian community, whether they realize it or not, acts as ambassadors of Western powers. Whether they realize it or not, the American-Armenian Diaspora acts as a catalyst for various George Soros, CIA and NED projects in Armenia. Generally speaking, the American-Armenian Diaspora is more of a liability to Armenia than an asset. I hope I was able to answer your question.

  3. Norserunt
    You did not answer Geogia Cash Online’s question.

    You are blatantly wrong. There is noting ” Nor” about you.

    No more comments to dignify your comments.

    Vart Adjemian

    • that kind of thinking, by people like noreserunt, is the kind of thinking turkic nationalists and enemies of Armenia love. They want nothing more than division and mistrust between Armenia and the diaspora.

  4. The best thing the US can do, if they really wish good for Armenia, is recognize the Armenian Genocide and push the turks to accept the truth of this event and normalize relations with Armenia. I am not even sure if this is the answer but it should ehlp economically, and decrease our over-reliance on one country.

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