The New York Times has distributed a special 4-page insert about Armenia. Titled “Armenia: An ancient nation; a modern republic,” it provides an overview of Armenia’s past and present, the US-Armenia relations, the country’s priorities and much more. It also presents interviews with the Armenian President, Foreign Minister, Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, Central Bank Chairman, Argentinean-Armenian businessman Eduardo Ernekyan and with a number of other figures.
Armenia continues to develop into a stable and democratic state, resolute in its march toward prosperity and confident in both its people and its place in the modern age, The New York Times insert reports.
In his interview, President Sarkisian dwells on Armenian-American relations, USA’s role in regulation process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, USA’s steps taken in the direction of recognizing of the Armenian Genocide at the threshold of the centenary.
“We believe that the whole of mankind should be consistent in the recognition, condemnation and exclusion of denialism of this crime of crimes. This is our message to the international community, including the government and society of the United States, on the eve of the centenary of the Armenian genocide. The Armenian genocide is an indisputable fact, documented by the international community when it provided refuge to the hundreds of thousands of Armenians that fled the massacres carried out by the Ottoman Empire. Today, even educated circles of Turkish society have reconciled with their own past, opposing the official denialist position of their state,” Serzh Sarkisian states.