How Kim Kardashian became Armenia's most famous advocate

In an Oct. 9 Twitter post featuring a selfie with Kardashian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote, “We made a deal with @KimKardashian that she will visit #Armenia more often.” The pair discussed “the process of international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement. She separately had dinner with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and told Armenian news outlets that while she hadn’t lobbied Trump himself, she does “talk about it with people internally at the White House.”

During that visit, Kardashian West ran into Speier and Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., who were also visiting the country. Speier posted a photo of the trio on her Twitter account, writing, “Talking to @KimKardashian about our shared American heritage and goal to see the US once again formally recognize the #ArmenianGenocide.”

“The thrilling thing is that she told us that she wants to see the Armenian genocide resolution passed,” Chu told Al-Monitor. “She wanted to do it in honor of her father, who’s Armenian of course. So she had had the meeting with the prime minister right before ours and I believe that it was productive and that it created an even closer tie between her and Armenia.”