Armenia's Syunik province a "priority" for U.S. Embassy

Armenia's Syunik province a

PanARMENIAN.Net - Syunik is among the priorities of the United States Embassy in Armenia, Deputy Ambassador Chip Laitinen said on Tuesday, September 14 as he met with Syunik Governor Melikset Poghosyan.

Laitinen said that he and his delegation began their tour of Armenia by visiting Syunik first at the request of Ambassador Lynne Tracy. He told Poghosyan that he wanted to learn more about the situation on the ground and understand how the U.S. Embassy can continue to support the democratic and economic development province, as well as help tackle security issues.

Poghosyan briefed the Embassy delegation on the current situation in Syunik and detailed the concerns of the people of the region, as well as the new challenges facing the area after Azerbaijan's incursion into the sovereign territory of Armenia.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues related to security, roads and traffic, economic and other concerns.

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