Sep. 15 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, could travel to Armenia this weekend as a show of support for the country after the recent clashes with Azerbaijan, according to ‘Politico’.
Pelosi will visit Armenia after attending a summit of G7 parliamentary presidents in Berlin. After this stop, he will travel to the Caucasus to meet in Yerevan with the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinián.
This could be one of Pelosi’s last trips as speaker of the House of Representatives, as the midterm elections in the United States could return the majority to Republicans and strip Pelosi of the Presidency of the House.
Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have intensified this week with new clashes on the border that have resulted in dozens of deaths, although this Thursday Yerevan and Baku have announced a ceasefire.
Armenia and Azerbaijan staged a confrontation in 2020 to take control of Nagorno Karabakh, a territory with a majority Armenian population that has been a focus of conflict since it decided to separate in 1988 from the Azerbaijan region integrated into the Soviet Union.