The United States is listening to how it can help Armenia, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said during a joint press conference with Armenian Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan.
When asked what kind of support Armenia could expect from the United States, in particular whether it can expect a military support, the House Speaker said: “The value of our visit and the value of our discussions is to hear from Armenia’s perspective how we can be helpful. That has been a good part of our discussions thus far.
One particular thing that is more related to economy than to security, except that they’re all related, is that the Speaker asked us to support Armenia’s steps that it has been taking to be part of the Millennium Challenge, and that is a very big initiative for economic growth and fairness. We did commit that we would work to help with that,” Pelosi said.
“On the defense side, we are listening to. Rather than coming here and saying this is what we are prepared to do we are listening to what the needs are,” she added.
Anna Eshoo, member of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, informed that before the visit of the Congress delegation, an increase in defense funding was made, and additional funding was planned for demining.
"Democracy is very fragile, and we, Americans, are aware of the fragility of democracy. Democracy and security must go together. We value and emphasize these issues," said Anna Eshoo.