On September 14, Syunik Governor Melikset Poghosyan received the newly appointed US Deputy Chief of Mission Chip Laitinen․ He was accompanied by the military attaché of the embassy, the head of the political and economic office, who are also newly appointed.
The Deputy Ambassador said that it was the wish of the US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Lynne Tracy that they all start their first visit to Armenia from Syunik, emphasizing that the region is a priority in terms of the embassy’s work.
Leitinen mentioned that they want to get acquainted with the situation on the spot and understand how they can continue to support democratic and economic developments, as well as learn about security issues.
Melikset Poghosyan presented the situation created here in the post-war period, the concerns of the region’s leadership and population, the problems they are related to due to the new border situation.
During the meeting, the parties discussed security, roads and traffic, economic and other issues.