Friday, October 18 2019 11:56
Marianna Mkrtchyan

ANCA calls on US to support democratic processes in Armenia

ANCA calls on US to support democratic processes in Armenia

ArmInfo.The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), in a statement submitted to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki  Commission) in connection with the upcoming reform hearings in  Armenia, indicated that <the surest way for the United States> to  support Armenia's democratic progress by further strengthening the  Armenian- American strategic partnership.

The Organization states that a hearing in the Helsinki Commission  entitled <Hearing on Reforms in Armenia: An Assessment of Progress  and  US Policy Opportunities> Held on Tuesday, October 22, from 2:00  p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Canon House office building, room 210.

In an ANCA statement to be presented at the hearing, Director of  Government Affairs Teresa Yrimyan welcomed centuries-old partnership  between the USA and Armenia. Yerimyan, pointing to the wide  interaction that has developed between the United States and the  Republic of Armenia since the declaration of independence by Armenia,  emphasized the need to conclude new agreements and arrangements that  will renew and ensure the long-term strategic partnership between the  two countries. 

In this context, she welcomed the adoption by the US House of  Representatives Speyer Amendment, which additionally allocated $ 40  million to Armenia to support democratic development in fiscal year  2020.  It also indicates that the ANCA in its statement advocates US  leadership in future-oriented bilateral initiatives, including a new  tax treaty between the United States and Armenia, a new agreement  with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, focused on STEAM and  several others.

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