WASHINGTON, DC – This week,
members of the Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus met with the U.S.
Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills. The members in attendance were Co-Chairs
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Robert Dold (R-IL), as well as Congressmen David Cicilline (D-RI), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and David Valadao (R-CA). The discussion
focused on expanding the economic partnership between the United States and
Armenia particularly in the tourism sector, the escalating violence in
Nagorno Karabakh, and development and humanitarian aid.
“I am thankful that Ambassador Mills took the time to discuss
the future of the U.S.-Armenia relationship,” said Co-Chair Rep. Pallone. “It is
crucial we maintain strong
ties with Armenia and empower American diplomacy through continued U.S.
assistance and engagement. Given recent events, continued U.S. support in the
region is critically important.”
"Meeting with Ambassador Mills was a great chance to learn
more about what the United States can do to support Armenia’s goals,” said Co-Chair Rep. Dold. “Going forward, I hope that the Armenian Issues Caucus can continue
to work with the Ambassador to take positive steps in our partnership with Armenia.”