ArmInfo. On the eve of the Independence Day of the United States of America, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian received the US ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy, congratulating the diplomat and in her person all the people of the United States on a national holiday.
As the Armenian President's press service told ArmInfo, Sarkissian expressed gratitude to the United States government for the continued support provided to Armenia, and especially for the support during this difficult period due to the coronavirus epidemic, noting that true friendship manifests itself in difficult times.
In turn, Tracy stated that the United States continues to assist Armenia on issues such as the development of democracy, the fight against corruption, reforms in various fields and the creation of an attractive business environment for investors.
At the Ambassador's request, the President of Armenia touched on amendments to the Constitution and issues related to constitutional reforms. In this context, speaking about the commission on constitutional reforms, Sarkissian pointed out the importance of public discussions and the participation of the widest possible sections of society in the process of developing the country's Basic Law.
The interlocutors also spoke about investments. They agreed that any investment should be protected not only by law, but also by the presence of a favorable and attractive environment, indicating the importance of joint efforts and activities in this direction.
US Ambassador touched upon American programs aimed at the economic development of Armenia and investment opportunities. Sarkissian noted that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy require a quick response and flexible mechanisms to stimulate investment. From this point of view, he considered the creation of the Investor Quick Response Working Group an important tool, noting that these and a number of other proposals were included in the report "Strategy for Encouraging Investments in and After the Crisis" prepared by the Presidential Administration and the UN Conference on Development and Investment.