ArmInfo.US Ambassador to Armenia Lynn Tracy reported about 2.5 months in Armenia.
Thus, on May 15 in Yerevan, summing up the first meetings in Yerevan, she stated that it was a great honor for her to be in Armenia and stated that she had a fairly intensive start of work, many meetings were held with representatives of the state apparatus, civil society, and students. According to her, all these meetings helped her to personally understand the full breadth of bilateral relations.
She recalled the strategic dialogue between Armenia and the United States held last week in Yerevan, which reaffirmed the commitment of the parties to continue cooperation and was marked by the signing of two agreements, which allows Washington to increase its financial assistance to the Armenian side by $ 16 million. "We also launched a new USAID initiative in support of the program of democratic reforms in Armenia. We will work out the details of this initiative in consultation with interested parties, but in general we intend to offer technical assistance to the government and help expand economic opportunities for Armenia," the US ambassador said.
However, according to the diplomat, this is not all, and the dialogue last week demonstrated the commitment of the United States to promote a transparent, fair and independent criminal justice system in Armenia, as evidenced by the opening of the Armenian-American friendship corridor at the Academy of Justice of Armenia.
The diplomat also recalled her mission in our country, noting that her work is to represent the interests of the United States in Armenia and support the development of a sovereign, democratic nation in the interests of the two countries.
According to her, the United States has consistently supported the democratic process in the Republic of Armenia since the establishment of diplomatic relations 27 years ago. "I don't need to tell you that today democracy in Armenia is stronger than ever. And as the events of last spring showed, the changes begin with the Armenians and are caused by them. It's the Armenians who flooded the streets last April. They were Armenians all over the country to the streets and demanded the fulfillment of the right to live in a free and democratic country, the right to live in a country where government, civil society and business work freely, honestly and transparently to create a more prosperous future for all. And although I am proud that United tats were the first foreign country to assist in the conduct of elections after the events of last spring, it was the people of Armenia who exercised their right to vote in free and fair democratic elections last December, "the diplomat said, stating her intention to continue to support the Armenian people, who chose to develop and strengthen democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human dignity.
At the same time, she added that she was inspired by the efforts of the Armenian government to eradicate corruption and ensure transparency. Tracy is convinced that this is important in view of the presence of serious potential in Armenian-American relations in terms of strengthening trade and investment ties, attracting investments and developing the economy.