YEREVAN, Armenia: “United States intends to deepen partnership with Armenia”, this was said by Bridget Brink, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, during a meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan in Yerevan.
The United States rated highly relations with Armenia, is interested in their further development and intends to take practical steps in this direction, Bridget Brink, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, said Thursday as met with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan in Yerevan, reports the Armenian foreign ministry’s press office.
“I am proud that the United States is among the largest foreign direct investors in Armenia and am looking forward to identifying ways to further increase investor confidence following the meetings of the U.S.-Armenia Joint Economic Task Force (USATF) and Armenia-U.S. Council on Trade and Investment (TIFA) meetings in Yerevan this week,” she is quoted by the Armenian foreign ministry’s press office as saying at the meeting. “This series of high-level meetings will help us build a more beneficial trade partnership.”
According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the United States’ net investments made in Armenian economy’s real sector over the first six months of this year totaled AMD 545.6 million against AMD 396.3 million invested over the same period a year earlier.
Welcoming the guest, the Foreign Minister commended the high level of Armenia-US friendly partnership, stressing that bilateral relations have experienced a serious progress over the recent years with the exertion of joint efforts, which creates good opportunities for further strengthening and enhancing of the partnership, the press office says.
The sides reflected on the perspectives of the development of Armenian-American economic partnership, exchanged views on the results of the first session of Armenia-US Council on Trade and Investment, held on November 17, in Yerevan.
Foreign Minister of Armenia and Deputy Assistant Secretary exchanged thoughts on the process of peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, highlighting impermissibility of cease-fire regime violations. The sides underlined that attempts to shift the discussions on the settlement into other frameworks are harmful. Edward Nalbandian and Bridget Brink thoroughly discussed international and regional issues, ways to fight against terror, ways to conflicts settlement. The US Deputy
Assistant Secretary highly appreciated Armenia’s contribution to the global security and participation in peace-keeping operations in other countries, the Armenian foreign ministry’s press office reports