YEREVAN, September 10. /ARKA/. The U.S. government will provide about $2.5 million to Armenia as financial assistance for implementing some programs in the country’s judicial system.
The funds are provided under the agreement Armenian and U.S. governments have signed to cooperate in combating drug trafficking.
Armenian Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern have signed a protocol on the 14th amendment to the agreement.
“The provided financing will be spent for developing capacity of Armenia’s low enforcement agencies, will make the crack down on international crimes, drug trafficking and corruption and will foster implementation of judicial reforms,” Hovsepyan said at the signing ceremony.
He said that the United States has already provided $18 million to Armenia under the agreement, and this money has been spent for establishment and development of the national forensic science and the financial monitoring center.
Heffern, on his side, said that the U.S. government’s cooperation with Armenia’s prosecutor general office and law enforcement and justice institutions is a part of the partnership between the two countries and their joint struggle against international crimes. He expressed hope for further cooperation. -0-