Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Armenia's Independence Day

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Armenia's Independence Day:

"Today, we join the Armenian community – here in Canada, in Armenia, and around the world – in celebrating the country's 25th Independence Day.

"Canada and the Republic of Armenia enjoy a dynamic and friendly relationship, rooted in the shared values of democracy and freedom, bilateral relations, and our collaboration in international organizations such as La Francophonie.

"I look forward to working with President Serzh Sargsyan and newly-appointed Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan to further strengthen the relations between our two countries, and to work together on global and regional issues including peace, security, and development cooperation.

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I invite all Canadians to reflect on the important contributions of Canadians of Armenian descent to our national fabric, and offer our best wishes to everyone celebrating today."

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