YEREVAN, March 4. /ARKA/. President Serzh Sargsyan received congratulatory message from the President of the USA Barack Obama on his re-election, President’s Office reported.
In his message Obama highlighted he looked forward to continuing the work together as both of them begin their second terms.
“As we move ahead, I would like to build on the strong ties between our countries and peoples, and to further expand our partnership. We remain strongly committed to Armenia's development and look to your leadership to promote continued improvements in democracy and the economic reforms that will present opportunities to both the people of Armenia and the Americans looking to invest in a valued partner with significant potential,” he said.
Obama added, “We will continue to strongly support progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, which requires meaningful movement toward a settlement that provides lasting peace and security. We also want to continue our work to promote the eventual normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.”
U.S. President also noted Sargsyan’s reelection presented opportunities to advance the relationship between the two countries and to build his legacy as a leader who solidifies Armenia's reforms and furthers the cause of peace for the Armenian people and the people of the region.
“You can be assured that the United States, as Armenia's enduring friend and partner, stands with you in working to achieve these worthy goals”, the President of the USA said in his message.
According to the final results of the elections, Armenia’s incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan won re-election Monday with 861,378 votes or 58.64%. Raffi Hovannisian, Heritage party leader, stayed behind with 36.74% of vote. -0-