Washington Ready To Assist Armenia’s Democratic Development


Interfax News Agency
July 16 2008

The United States, as a country friendly to Armenia, would like
Armenia to overcome the current difficulties as soon as possible and
to continue democratic development, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor David Kramer said.

The U.S. is ready to give appropriate assistance to the Armenian
authorities to promote the country’s democratic development, Kramer
told Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan in Washington.

Nalbandyan and Kramer discussed steps to overcome obstacles in
implementing democratic reforms in the post-election period, the
Armenian Foreign Ministry told Interfax.

"Nalbandyan said that democratic reform was the Armenian people’s
carefully weighed choice and that the Armenian leadership was resolute
in its commitment to continue and deepen this process not only in the
context of the obligations to European organizations, or calls from
friendly nations, but also, primarily, because the authorities are
being guided by the interest of Armenia and its people," the ministry
quoted Nalbandyan as saying.