The Office of the White House Press Secretary has released a readout of the telephone conversation between U.S. President Barack Obama and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian that took place during the latter’s visit to Los Angeles, California, as part of a broader tour of major Diaspora communities to discuss the possibility of achieving normalization of relations with Turkey.
President Obama, as reported by his press office, encouraged continued progress in the process and pledged his full support for it.
“The President called Armenian President Sargsian yesterday to commend him for his courageous leadership and to encourage continued progress on normalization of relations with Turkey,” the readout released for the media on October 6 said. “The President underscored the U.S. position that the normalization talks should move forward without preconditions and within a reasonable timeframe. President Obama pledged his full support for a process that would result in normalization of relations between the two countries and a brighter future for all involved.”