United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a congratulatory message to Nikol Pashinyan on being elected Prime Minister of Armenia.
Guterres noted that during this significant period of peaceful changes in Armenia, he hopes that the Armenian government under Pashinyan’s leadership will be able to justify the people’s expectations for reforms, including the strengthening of the law and democratic institutions, and will make efforts to make efforts to address the current socio-economic challenges. He added that the United Nations,m as well as the UN Armenia team stand ready to provide assistance in this regard.
Also, Guterres recalled that the UN firmly and consistently supports the OSCE Minks Group Co-Chairs’ important efforts aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict through peace talks. He expressed the hope that efforts will receive a greater impetus at this sensitive period for the peaceful settlement.