White House year by year tries to break parity in military aid to Yerevan
09.02.2007 17:37 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The U.S. administration is going to reduce financial
assistance to the post-soviet states and reconsider the Act on Fundamental
Freedoms, RA Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakossian told a news
conference in Yerevan. He reminded that Armenia received $1.2 billion aid
from the United States since independence.
`The attempt to break the parity in military assistance to Armenia and
Azerbaijan is made every year. The White House knows that the Armenian
Diaspora will insist on parity and will succeed,’ Kirakossian said.
At that he remarked that Armenia is engaged in the Millennium Challenge
program that provides for allocation of $283 million for the development of
agriculture. `We were included in the list of 16 states eligible for the
assistance. But I should stress that the further implementation directly
depends on the parliamentary election. If we fail to hold in accord with
international standards the program may be stopped,’ said Arman Kirakossian.