Azeri people stand close to the grave of serviceman Sabuhi Ahmadov during mass funerals of servicemen killed during clashes with Armenian troops on the border with Armenia, at the cemetery near Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday. Photo by Roman Ismayilov/EPA-EFE
Sept. 17 (UPI) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Armenia on Saturday showing support for the united states amid the most recent border clashes with neighbor Azerbaijan.
Her visit came after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Summit in Uzbekistan, hoping to mediate a remedy to the most recent border clashes which have resulted in the deaths greater than 200 people.
“Today, I’m leading a Congressional delegation to Armenia to highlight the strong commitment of america to security, economic prosperity, and democratic governance in Armenia and the Caucasus region,” Pelosi said in a statement to Twitter.
Her travel employs she recently led a delegation to Taiwan, sparking tensions between China and america and military exercises in the Taiwan Strait.
“It’s the moral duty of most never to forget: an obligation which has taken on heightened urgency as atrocities are perpetrated around the world, including by Russia against Ukraine,” Pelosi said in another statement.
Pelosi said that her visit is really a “powerful symbol” of the commitment of america “to a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Armenia.”
“In meetings with government leaders, civil society members and members of the security establishment, we shall convey the strong and ongoing support of america, being an OSCE Minsk Chair and longtime friend to Armenia, for a lasting settlement to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh,” she said.
Putin, despite Russia’s weakened state amid its war against Ukraine, has positioned himself as a potential mediator for the finish of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
“It really is good that escalation was finally stopped by way of a coordinated effort, but, so far as I understand, the problem still remains tense,” Putin said through the ending up in Aliyev, in accordance with a Kremlin news release.
“I’m glad to really have the opportunity to talk with you and discuss each one of these issues, because they’re all important.”