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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's bilateral meeting with President Serzh Sargsian of Armenia

President Obama met with Armenian President Sargsian on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit earlier today. 

The President commended President Sargsian for his courageous efforts to achieve normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey and encouraged him to fulfill the promise of normalization for the benefit of the Armenian people.  President Obama also urged that both Armenia and Turkey make every effort to advance the normalization process and achieve legislative ratification of the protocols of normalization. 

President Obama also expressed his support for Armenian democracy.