YEREVAN — Armenian prime minister Hovik Abrahamian received today US ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills and the newly appointed Director of USAID Armenia Deborah Grieser, the government press office said.

The Prime Minister congratulated Deborah Grieser on her appointment and confidently stated she will contribute her great working experience for the efficient organization of works of USAID Armenia office.

The Prime Minister stressed the importance of the US Government’s aid to Armenia and Armenian people during previous years and the projects which are implemented in various fields by the USAID.

Abrahamian noted the Government is willing to discuss opportunities of implementing new joint projects with the US. The Prime Minister mentioned that currently several projects are successfully ongoing.

Ambassador Mills underscored the cooperation with the Armenian Government for the benefit of Armenia’s economic development, deepening and strengthening of investment and trade ties between the two countries.

The Ambassador pointed out especially in the fields of tourism and agriculture the projects of USAID and noted that currently the opportunities of adding new components and suggestions in the mentioned directions are being considered.

Stressing the importance of US assistance, PM Abrahamian said the Armenian Government is taking practical steps in the above mentioned fields with the aim of reaching significant progress.

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