Congresswoman Eshoo Remarks at Congressional Delegation Press Conference with Armenian Speaker Alen Simonyan

September 19, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), one of two Congressmembers of Armenian descent, delivered the following remarks at a press conference with Speaker Alen Simonyan of the Armenian National Assembly in Armenia:


I think that it’s important to note that before we came to Armenia, that [foreign aid] has increased for Armenia, as well as the funding for demining, which is essential as well.  But all of our talks are to listen to the leadership and to be enlightened by the specific needs that we can go home and work on.

A democracy is a very fragile thing.  The American people are learning how fragile democracy is.  So security and democracy go together.  And as the – as one of the great democracies of the world, as the Speaker said, we rejoice in this democracy, we rejoice in this democracy.  And for us, we will do everything to strengthen and care for her, that democracy, as you work internally to do so as well.  Thank you.