Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan

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For Immediate Release

Monday, May 2, 2022
Office of Press Relations

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Power met with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to supporting the Armenian people and strengthening ties between the U.S. and Armenia. They also discussed the U.S.- Armenia Strategic Dialogue and Armenia’s priorities for additional USAID support and programming.

The Administrator noted that USAID is deeply concerned by the growing regional impact of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine, and is focused on helping regional partners in their efforts to strengthen and diversify their economies, provide energy security, and promote broader stability. During the meeting, the two also discussed the Armenian government’s efforts to support regional peacebuilding, work to combat corruption, and Prime Minister Pashinyan’s participation in President Biden’s Summit for Democracy. Administrator Power emphasized USAID’s support for these efforts, underscoring their critical importance in establishing the foundation for sustained economic growth and prosperity.

Last updated: October 04, 2022

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