Arminfo.info




 Wednesday, October 20 2021 11:24
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Senate Appropriations Committee recommends $2 Million in aid to  Artsakh

Senate Appropriations Committee recommends $2 Million in aid to  Artsakh

ArmInfo.The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations released its Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bills today, which includes a recommendation of $2  million in aid to Artsakh, reported the Armenian Assembly of America  (Assembly).

Specifically, "the Committee recommends up to $2,000,000 for  humanitarian demining and UXO clearance activities in areas affected  by the 2020 fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, subject to  prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations."

The report also called "for humanitarian assistance" for those that  have been "displaced by the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh." 

In addition, the Committee remained "concerned with the protracted  conflict," and requested "the Secretary of State to consult with the  Committees on Appropriations prior to obligating assistance made  available under title IV of the act for Armenia and Azerbaijan."

The bill itself restates Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act,  which was adopted in 1992 when Congress took a principled stand  against Azerbaijani aggression toward the Armenian people. Section  907 states that U.S. funds "may not be provided to the Government of  Azerbaijan until the President determines and so reports to the  Congress, that the Government of Azerbaijan is taking demonstrable  steps to cease all blockades and other offensive uses of force  against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh." In the aftermath of the  September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on American soil, a national  security waiver was added to Section 907. The exercise of the waiver  is valid so long as it "will not undermine or hamper ongoing efforts  to negotiate a peaceful settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan or  be used for offensive purposes against Armenia."

The Senate Committee's action follows the recommendation of $50  million in funding for Armenia and $2 million for Artsakh in the Bill  and Report by the House Committee on Appropriations in relation to  the Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs  Appropriations legislation.

"The Assembly welcomes continued U.S. support for the Armenian  people. As the House and Senate finalize the Appropriations bills, we  urge Congress to allocate robust funding for both Armenia and  Artsakh," said Assembly Congressional Relations Director Mariam  Khaloyan. 


News
Armenian FM presented Armenian`s position on Karabakh to his  counterparts from Macedonia and Serbia Armenian FM presented Armenian`s position on Karabakh to his  counterparts from Macedonia and Serbia 
Armenia refutes another misinformation of AzerbaijanArmenia refutes another misinformation of Azerbaijan
Armenian, Irish FMs discuss bilateral cooperationArmenian, Irish FMs discuss bilateral cooperation
RA NA Deputy Speaker presented in detail to Iranian Ambassador  process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relationsRA NA Deputy Speaker presented in detail to Iranian Ambassador  process of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations
Signing of any document is not planned in Brussels: Armenian Security  Council SecretarySigning of any document is not planned in Brussels: Armenian Security  Council Secretary
Armenian PM, Lithuanian President exchange views on regional  situation and developmentsArmenian PM, Lithuanian President exchange views on regional  situation and developments
Armenian police do not allow members of Resistance Movement to hold  marchArmenian police do not allow members of Resistance Movement to hold  march
US Ambassador to Armenia expresses concern over violations of  protesters` rights at opposition ralliesUS Ambassador to Armenia expresses concern over violations of  protesters` rights at opposition rallies
On May 20, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, speaking at the On May 20, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, speaking at the "Armenian Democracy Forum", touched upon the problems of Armenian democracy.  
Pashinyan called on all democratic forces of republic to unite around  peace agendaPashinyan called on all democratic forces of republic to unite around  peace agenda
Mirzoyan: If the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is solved, then why are we  still struggling for the repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war  and detainees?Mirzoyan: If the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is solved, then why are we  still struggling for the repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war  and detainees?
Andrea Wiktorin: Armenia needs a responsible, independent and  pluralistic media Andrea Wiktorin: Armenia needs a responsible, independent and  pluralistic media 
Armenian FM briefed his Czech counterpart on Yerevan`s position on  establishing peace and stability in regionArmenian FM briefed his Czech counterpart on Yerevan`s position on  establishing peace and stability in region
Expert: The third meeting in the Pashinyan-Mishel-Aliyev format  speaks about the resuscitation of the OSCE Minsk GroupExpert: The third meeting in the Pashinyan-Mishel-Aliyev format  speaks about the resuscitation of the OSCE Minsk Group
Cavusoglu: Yerevan should respond positively to Baku`s peace  initiativesCavusoglu: Yerevan should respond positively to Baku`s peace  initiatives
Vahagn Khachaturyan, Gitanas Nauseda discuss Armenia`s efforts to  establish long-term peace in regionVahagn Khachaturyan, Gitanas Nauseda discuss Armenia`s efforts to  establish long-term peace in region
Armenian Democracy forum in Yerevan: opposition MPs, journalists not  allowed to attendArmenian Democracy forum in Yerevan: opposition MPs, journalists not  allowed to attend
Lithuania contributing to Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement - Gitanas  NausedaLithuania contributing to Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement - Gitanas  Nauseda
Lithuanian president pays tribute to Armenian Genocide victimsLithuanian president pays tribute to Armenian Genocide victims
Armenia`s Human Rights Defender hosts Russian AmbassadorArmenia`s Human Rights Defender hosts Russian Ambassador
Documentary about Marshal Sergei Khudyakov to be shown in YerevanDocumentary about Marshal Sergei Khudyakov to be shown in Yerevan
Official Yerevan comments on Ilham Aliyev`s accusations Official Yerevan comments on Ilham Aliyev`s accusations 
Artsakh Ombudsman on number of Karabakh villages occupied by  Azerbaijan and number of Armenian captives Artsakh Ombudsman on number of Karabakh villages occupied by  Azerbaijan and number of Armenian captives 
CSTO PA meeting to be held in YerevanCSTO PA meeting to be held in Yerevan
Sergey Glazyev: Armenia is strong with its external relationsSergey Glazyev: Armenia is strong with its external relations
Diplomat: In cooperation with the United States, Armenia will be able  to restore its vestibular capacity in the surrounding regionDiplomat: In cooperation with the United States, Armenia will be able  to restore its vestibular capacity in the surrounding region
Aliyev accuses Armenia of disrupting agreed meeting of working group  on border delimitationAliyev accuses Armenia of disrupting agreed meeting of working group  on border delimitation
Azerbaijan, Iran discusses establishment of new communications  in Nakhichevan through IranAzerbaijan, Iran discusses establishment of new communications  in Nakhichevan through Iran
Forecast: Russia`s geopolitical weakening and the resulting vacuum in  the South Caucasus will try to fill other centers of powerForecast: Russia`s geopolitical weakening and the resulting vacuum in  the South Caucasus will try to fill other centers of power
Mirzoyan presents to Borrell Armenia`s position on the settlement of  the Karabakh conflictMirzoyan presents to Borrell Armenia`s position on the settlement of  the Karabakh conflict
EU-Armenia relations EU-Armenia relations "very good", but further reforms needed - Josep  Borrell
Armenia expects Czech Republic`s political support in launching  dialogue on the visa liberalization with EU - Alen SimonyanArmenia expects Czech Republic`s political support in launching  dialogue on the visa liberalization with EU - Alen Simonyan
Armen Grigoryan: The process of demarcation and delimitation should  take place within the logic of the Brussels and Sochi statementsArmen Grigoryan: The process of demarcation and delimitation should  take place within the logic of the Brussels and Sochi statements
Armenia`s premier meets with nonparliamentary political forcesArmenia`s premier meets with nonparliamentary political forces
As OSCE MG co-chair, United States recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh  population`s role in deciding its future - Lynne TracyAs OSCE MG co-chair, United States recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh  population`s role in deciding its future - Lynne Tracy
United States supports dialogue between Turkey and Armenia - Lynne  Tracy United States supports dialogue between Turkey and Armenia - Lynne  Tracy 
Armen Grigoryan refutes information about Armenia`s appeal to CSTO to  resolve  internal political situationArmen Grigoryan refutes information about Armenia`s appeal to CSTO to  resolve  internal political situation
Situation in South Caucasus among issues on Blinken-Cavusoglu meeting   agendaSituation in South Caucasus among issues on Blinken-Cavusoglu meeting   agenda
Ambassador Tracy gets final Failing ANCA grade Ambassador Tracy gets final Failing ANCA grade 
Armenia-EU Partnership Council holds 4th meeting in Brussels Armenia-EU Partnership Council holds 4th meeting in Brussels 
RA Human Rights Defender`s Office  keeps track of developments RA Human Rights Defender`s Office  keeps track of developments 
Resistance Movement resumes protestsResistance Movement resumes protests
Armenia expects EU`s support for peace process under OSCE Minsk Group  Co-Chairmanship - Armenian FMArmenia expects EU`s support for peace process under OSCE Minsk Group  Co-Chairmanship - Armenian FM
Azerbaijan-proposed points do not cover entire peace agreement agenda  - Armenian FM Azerbaijan-proposed points do not cover entire peace agreement agenda  - Armenian FM 
Russian Foreign Ministry: The Russian side highly appreciates the  activities of the trilateral working groupRussian Foreign Ministry: The Russian side highly appreciates the  activities of the trilateral working group
Russian Embassy issued statement on Russia-Armenia cooperation in  field of biosafetyRussian Embassy issued statement on Russia-Armenia cooperation in  field of biosafety
Armenia expects political support of Czech Republic in the issue of  visa liberalization with EUArmenia expects political support of Czech Republic in the issue of  visa liberalization with EU
Lynne Tracy: US committed to continue helping Armenian people build  future based on shared democratic valuesLynne Tracy: US committed to continue helping Armenian people build  future based on shared democratic values
Armenia, Egypt discuss possibilities of strengthening cooperation in  field of combating corruptionArmenia, Egypt discuss possibilities of strengthening cooperation in  field of combating corruption
Deputy FMs of Armenia, Italian parliamentarians discuss current  situation in South CaucasusDeputy FMs of Armenia, Italian parliamentarians discuss current  situation in South Caucasus
Attempts to block Telegram and Signal were recorded in ArmeniaAttempts to block Telegram and Signal were recorded in Armenia
Armenia, France deepen cultural cooperationArmenia, France deepen cultural cooperation
125 museums of Armenia and Artsakh to take part in events of  International Museum Day 125 museums of Armenia and Artsakh to take part in events of  International Museum Day 
Yerevan Underground stymiedYerevan Underground stymied
Opposition`s Opposition`s "toxic nature" accounts for absence of broad masses  outside - Karen Sargsyan
Human Rights Defender`s Office responds to violations Human Rights Defender`s Office responds to violations 
United States to play key role in ensuring Armenia`s security in  future world order - Ruben MehrabyanUnited States to play key role in ensuring Armenia`s security in  future world order - Ruben Mehrabyan
Armenia`s defense office refutes Azerbaijan`s claims Armenia`s defense office refutes Azerbaijan`s claims 
73 protesters detained in Yerevan 73 protesters detained in Yerevan 
Resistance Movement resumes protests Resistance Movement resumes protests 
Read more



Commented