The Biden Administration proposes $24,005,000 post-war aid package for Armenia, reports the Armenian National Committee of America.
A broad, bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators and Representatives has repeatedly called upon the Administration to provide at least $100,000,000 in U.S. aid to Armenia and Artsakh. Biden’s budget makes no mention of the Republic of Artsakh.
“President Biden’s business-as-usual budget for Armenia – proposed amid a humanitarian crisis across Artsakh and Armenia created by Azerbaijan’s aggression – falls far short of the desperate needs faced by tens of thousands of Armenians displaced by Baku’s ethnic-cleansing” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA.
“Our government has found the funds to ship $120,000,000 in U.S. military aid to oil-rich Azerbaijan, yet is proposing just a fraction of this amount for the Artsakh families destroyed and displaced by the Azerbaijani army. The Congress needs to set this right – zeroing out all U.S. arms and aid to Baku and sending a robust U.S. assistance package to Artsakh and Armenia,” he said.
From the proposed $24,005,000 in post-war aid package, $23,405,000 is foreign aid, and $600,000 in military aid.
A separate line item in the budget calls for $6,050,000 in International Narcotics and Law Enforcement spending in Armenia.
All international affairs budget numbers are provided here: https://www.state.gov/…/FY-2022-State_USAID…