Sargsyan Meets Biden at White House

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan with Vice-President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON—Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with Vice-President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday to discuss US-Armenia relations.

As part of his visit to the US, the Prime Minister was in Washington for meetings. During the White House sit down the two parties discussed current reform programs proposed by the Armenian government.

Later that day, Sargsyan met with Chief Executive of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Daniel Yohannes to discuss Armenia’s future involvement with the program.

On December 13, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan called at the White House as part of his working visit to the United States where he met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to discuss prospects of U.S. – Armenian relations. The parties took the opportunity to refer to the reform program of the Armenian government.

Later today, Tigran Sargsyan met with Millennium Challenge Corporation Program Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes to discuss the possibility of Armenia’s future involvement in the program.

The Prime Minister-led government delegation will be back to Yerevan on December 14.

Armenia is currently not eligible for receiving additional U.S. economic assistance under the Millennium Challenge Account, a program designed to reward good governance and reforms around the world.

The U.S. government approved $236 million worth of MCA assistance to Armenia in 2006 to finance a rural development plan submitted by Yerevan. In June 2008, Washington scrapped a $67 million segment of the aid package, which envisaged the reconstruction of hundreds of kilometers of rural roads, citing Armenia’s shortcomings in meeting MCC markers related to socio-economic reforms.

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  1. George said:

    Panetta in Turkey, Sargsyan Meets Biden, What happened with the Genocide, does this mean it goes on backburner for few million $$$$$? this looks like a joke,

  2. HARUT CHANTIKIAN said:

    I was happy to learn in 2006 that ARMENIA was the recepient of $236 million assistance from the Millennium Challenge Account for the reconstruction of hundred of kilometers of rural roads. In June 2008 the US gov., $67 miilion was scrapped from the program citing with socio-economic reforms (irregularities in the election of persons elected for office, the never ending corruption of government officials)
    I will write to my representatives in Congress to not consider a renewal of future involment in the program.
    ARMENIA must cleanse itself from the corrupt cronyism in ist society.

  3. HARUT CHANTIKIAN said:

    I was happy to learn in 2006 that ARMENIA was the recepient of $236 million from the Millennium Challenge Account for the reconstruction of hundred of kilometers or rural roads. In June 2008 the US gov. scrapped the $67 million from the program citing with socio-economics reforms (i.e. irregularities in the election of person elected for office, the never ending corruption of government officials).
    ARMENIA must cleanse itself from the corrupt cronyism in its society.

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