USAID Administrator, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary arrive in Armenia

USAID Administrator, U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary arrive in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim arrived in Armenia on Monday, September 25.

Power and Kim arrived in Armenia to affirm U.S. support for Armenia’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and democracy and to address humanitarian needs stemming from the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, the U.S. embassy in Yerevan said in a statement.

"The United States continues to support Armenia as it advances a dignified and durable peace in the region," the statement reads.

"The United States is deeply concerned about reports on the humanitarian conditions in Nagorno-Karabakh and calls for unimpeded access for international humanitarian organizations and commercial traffic."

On September 19, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh, killings and injuring hundreds, including civilians. On September 20, the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Azerbaijan’s terms, including the dissolution of the Defense Army.

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