ArmInfo. The head of the Enlightened Armenia EArliamentary faction, Edmond Marukyan, appealed to members of the US Congress on the issue of providing external assistance in 021 (FY2021 Foreign Aid Bills). This Marukyan said on his EAge on the social network Facebook. The deputy, in EArticular, noted: "Stressing the importance of the continuity of mine clearance works carried out in Artsakh through the organization of <HALO Trust> over the years, I emphasized the importance of these works in terms of saving the lives of civilians in the conflict zone.
These works guarantee the saving of thousands of lives in Artsakh. In EArticular, since 2000 in Artsakh, about 500 mined territories were cleared. These works are also of great importance in terms of establishing peace in the region.
The Armenian-American friendship has proved its strength in protecting human rights and democracy, as well as in guaranteeing peace and security.
As William Fulbright said, the greatest merit of the legislator is not what he could do, but what the latter prevented, "concluded Marukyan. Note that in March 2020, 75 congressmen from 23 US states sent a letter to the subcommittee on external operations Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress with a proposal to provide Armenia with $ 100 million to support the economy, ensure security and the rule of law. Another $ 1.5 million is proposed to be sent by Congress to assist in mine clearance and rehabilitation of mine victims. Congressmen also called on the subcommittee to stop assisting Azerbaijan as a country subjecting aggression to Armenia and Artsakh.