Embassy: U.S. ambassador did not meet with Pashinyan during visit to Syunik

Embassy: U.S. ambassador did not meet with Pashinyan during visit to Syunik

The U.S. embassy in Armenia denied speculation of  Ambassador Lynne Tracy’s meeting with Armenia's acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan or President Armen Sarkissian during her April visit to the Syunik region.

Tracy’s trip to the region was not connected to the visits of any other officials and the Ambassador did not meet with or speak to Prime Minister Pashinyan or President Sarkissian while in Syunik, the embassy noted.

According to the embassy, the purpose of the Ambassador’s trip to Syunik was to learn first-hand from local officials and U.S. Embassy program partners how the region has been affected by the twin crises of the pandemic and armed hostilities connected with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict this past year. She also met with the recipients of several U.S. government grant projects to discuss how the Embassy can continue to maintain these partnerships to support the region’s recovery and development, News.am reported.

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