Blinken reiterates Biden's pledge to recognize Armenian Genocide

Blinken reiterates Biden's pledge to recognize Armenian Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S. Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken has reiterated the Biden-Harris's campaign pledge to "recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

Blinken's comments came in response to questions posed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA).

Responding to Senator Markey’s question on the Armenian Genocide, Secretary of State-designate Blinken reiterated Biden’s pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide: “As a presidential candidate, President Biden pledged in his Remembrance Day statement to support a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide. Our Administration will be committed to prioritizing human rights and ensuring such a tragedy is not repeated. The Administration will determine the wording for the White House statement to mark Remembrance Day once in office and will consult with Congress on this important issue.”

Blinken has also expressed support for U.S. funding to meet the security needs of Armenia and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in and around Nagorno-Karabakh.

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