WASHINGTON – 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-N.J.) and Robert Dold (R-Ill.), and 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 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 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.”