ArmInfo. Another 22 senators from 16 US states representing the interests of the US Congress of 143 ml of Americans joined the demand of 89 senators to resume funding for the mine clearance program in Karabakh. It is reported by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
According to ANCA, a Senate letter signed on behalf of Robert Menendez urges USAID Mark Green to change his position and continue to fund mine clearance programs in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Speaking to the Foreign Affairs Committee on July 9, Mark Green said that USAID had pledged to complete the clearing of landmines and unexploded ordnance from the borders of Cahorn Karabakh. "This type of humanitarian aid is aimed at supporting the victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it has long been recognized as important, and I I believe that it is imperative to continue supporting mine clearance efforts in the region. As we clearly indicated in our letter, any changes in USAID's obligations to complete the program for clearing land from mines and unexploded ordnance that save lives in Nagorno- Karabakh will be widely opposed in Congress, "said Senator Menendez.
"The powerful response of the senators to the administration's rash attempt to reduce US assistance to Artsakh demonstrates the widespread support given to this vital humanitarian program," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Ambaryan, who thanked Senator Menendez for his principled position, and all senators representing 143 million Americans who advocated these investments in the world.