United States will provide Armenia $ 40 million, and Karabakh - $ 2 million
On the eve of the U.S. Congress approved a bill to provide foreign aid for 2012 fiscal year, under which Armenia will receive $ 40 million, and the Nagorno-Karabakh - $ 2 million. The final package was issued by the Senate and House of Representatives over the weekend. It was decided to provide financial assistance to Armenia in the amount of $ 40 million. They decided to preserve the current level of funding for Nagorno-Karabakh and to call for military aid parity between Armenia and Azerbaijan, "Yerkramas" reported.
"American Armenians want to thank all of our friends among the members of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate for the strengthening of military aid parity and maintaining the same level of assistance to Armenia and Karabakh in conditions of reductions in all spending on American foreign aid. We will work in the coming months to ensure financial assistance to the families at home by increasing financial assistance to Armenia and with a clear mandate to expand assistance programs for the development of Karabakh in 2013 fiscal year, as well as by providing Armenia with the second package "Millennium Challenge" and the negotiation of bilateral Armenian- American economic agreements on expanding trade and promoting the creation of new jobs" the edition quoted the words of Aram Hamparian, executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America.
In total, the U.S. Congress provided $ 626.7 million for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia, including the South Caucasus countries. Thus, U.S. aid to Armenia amounts to $ 40 million, Azerbaijan - $ 16.6 million and $ 66 million for Georgia, "Georgia News" reported. At the same time, despite appeals by some congressmen to increase the amount of aid to the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it remained the same $ 2 million.
It is noted that the ANSA will continue its efforts to strengthen bilateral Armenian-American relations in order to expand economic ties and create new jobs, "Novosti-Armenia" reported.