U.S. To Allocate USD $2.3 M


Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Sept 16 2009

18:31 / 09/16/2009U.S. will allocate additional U.S. $2.3m to Armenia
for implementing projects for drugs’ control and legal reforms. In
the framework of this program U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and
Armenian Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan signed two Protocols,
September 16.

According to Yovanovitch, U.S. Government allotted Armenia with
U.S. $12m for the law enforcement assistance programs in 2001-2009. The
diplomat underlined that Armenia-U.S. cooperation was quite effective
these years, but still a lot to be done.

"We are proud that within 8 years we were a partner of Armenian
Government in the struggle against organized crime, strengthening the
legal system’s fundamentals. We consider the evident the outcomes of
our cooperation," Yovanovitch told the journalists.

The funds by U.S. Government will be apportioned for the development
of National Expertise Bureau, the RA Central Bank’s Financial
Monitoring Center: "The funds will be allotted to the assistance
of human trafficking victims and the program of development of law
enforcement institutions in Armenia."

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