As the most powerful democratic country in the world, the United States must support Armenia in establishing democracy. Congresswoman Jackie Speier-Kanchelian stated about this at a gala of the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), in Washington, D.C., the Voice of America Armenian Service reported.
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STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 18, ARTSAKHPRESS: According to her, as the most powerful democratic country in the world the United States should support Armenia in establishing democracy. The congresswoman hailed the 2018 Velvet Revolution as an unprecedented event not only for Armenia but for the whole world.
Speier believes Armenia is facing three major challenges now – developing the economy, strengthening its position in the region and opening up opportunities for its own citizens.
She added implementing democratic reforms and cracking down on corruption are challenges which the government enjoying high public support can overcome easier.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has sent a special congratulatory letter to Jackie Speier on the occasion of the Assembly’s awards ceremony, a letter which, Speier says, has special significance for her.
By the initiative of Jackie Speier, the US will provide additional $40 million in democracy aid to Armenia this year based on a bill passed by the majority of the US House of Representatives.