WASHINGTON–DC–Armenia’s agricultural minister David Lokian met with US Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johans–in Washington on Monday–to review US-Armenia collaboration in the sector. In order to expand ties and establish joint projects–they discussed introduction of state-of-the technology to ensure food safety in Armenia. The US Department of Agriculture has expressed readiness to assist Armenia–including technical assistance to train specialists.
Minister Lokian is in the US for a meeting of the US-Armenia Task Force that meets every 6 months to review the progress and objectives of US assistance to Armenia. The bilateral commission was established in 2000.
Senior US officials from the State Department–Agriculture–Finance and Trade departmen’s–as well as USAID and Millennium Challenge Account program–attended a reception at the Armenian Embassy in Washington–DC–for Task Force members.