Nikol Pashinyan, USAID Vice President discuss cooperation development vectors
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Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Brock Bierman, Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
During the meeting, Nikol Pashinyan attached importance to the furtherance and expansion of effective cooperation with USAID in a broad range of areas. Noting that the Government of Armenia will continue to implement institutional reforms aimed at developing democratic institutions, the Acting Prime Minister stressed the importance of cooperation with USAID. The Head of Government considered Brock Bierman’s visit to Armenia as a good opportunity to outline prospective areas for further cooperation.
“Our goal is to turn the political revolution into an economic one, and we are keen to actively cooperate with USAID on the way to implementing drastic changes. Our steps tend to strengthen democracy, improve the business environment, attract investments and promote civil society,” Nikol Pashinyan said, considering that interaction with USAID may prove quite prospective in the fields of agriculture, infrastructure and education. The Acting Prime Minister said his government keen to develop economic cooperation and boost the trade turnover with the United States.
Brock Bierman congratulated Nikol Pashinyan on holding high-level snap parliamentary elections in Armenia: “It is an honor for me to meet with you and highlight that historic page in the history of Armenia. The US Agency for International Development is prepared to work with your government in a bid to strengthen democratic institutions, curb corruption, and promote trade and investments,” he said.
The parties agreed that the specific areas of bilateral cooperation would be outlined during regular discussions between the Government of Armenia and the USAID Armenia Office.