ArmInfo.The US is interested in further developing an effective partnership with Armenia, and there are many opportunities for positive changes. This was announced by the US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy on November 12 during a meeting with the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.
According to the press service of the President of Armenia, during the meeting, which was also attended by Deputy Ambassador Christopher W. Smith, Head of USAID's Mission in Armenia Deborah Grieser, Head of the U.S. Embassy Political Economy Section Ryan Campbell, Lynne Tracy noted that in 2019 US assistance to Armenia increased by 40%. The funds were mainly used to support democratic development in Armenia - the fight against corruption, judicial reform, the protection of human rights, and the strengthening of civil society. Major programs of economic development initiatives were also presented.
The President of Armenia pointed to the high level of Armenian-American cooperation in various fields. He emphasized the importance of further developing bilateral relations and praised the support provided by the US government to Armenia. Armen Sarkissian noted that each new initiative can lead to excellent results.
The interlocutors exchanged views on new opportunities for cooperation. In this context, the president presented the events planned for next year as part of the presidential initiatives, including the 6th international festival STARMUS (<Armenian Summit of Minds>), and in this context he emphasized the importance of cooperation. Armen Sarkissian also referred to the ATOM presidential initiative, which is aimed at developing the latest technologies and science in Armenia. This initiative, in particular, aims to bring large international technology companies to Armenia in order to become one of the leading centers of artificial intelligence and mathematical modeling in Armenia. He also suggested considering cooperation opportunities in the framework of this project.