MATT BRYZA: ARMENIA AND U.S. SHOULD WORK AT REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY
15.03.2008 15:06 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The events in Armenia claimed human lives. It’s
a tragedy and a serious blow on democracy, said Matthew Bryza,
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian
"The election had gone beyond normal process. It doesn’t matter how
we call this but the United States and Armenia should work together
to rehabilitate democracy. I think it’s real," he said.
"We appreciate adherence to our common American-Armenian strategic
interests and values.
Being a developing democracy, Armenia was included in the Millennium
Challenge Account. However, the recent development cast a shadow on
solidity of Armenian democracy. We call on the government to restore
freedom of media, lift the state of emergency and establish dialogue
with the public," he said.
"The U.S. companies can function in any state, which promotes democracy
and rule of law," he added, VOA News reports.