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FY2025 Administration’s Budget Calls For $45 Million To Armenia

Updated: Mar 14



The Administration's Budget Calls for $45 Million to Armenia and Almost $10 Million for Azerbaijan, Despite its Genocidal Intent as Armenians Face Ongoing Erasure


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Washington, D.C. - The Administration's Budget request for Fiscal Year 2025 recommends $45 million for Armenia within the Assistance to Europe, Eurasian, Central Asia (AEECA) account, along with $6 million under International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INCLE), and $700,000 in International Military Education Training (IMET), reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). 


Similar to FY2023 and FY2024, the Administration proposed approximately $10 million in aid to Azerbaijan, without taking into consideration the Aliyev regime's genocidal intent and atrocities it has committed against the Armenian people of Artsakh and sovereign Armenia.


"We are disappointed and deeply troubled to see these types of insufficient actions to prevent and address genocide against Nagorno-Karabakh," stated Assembly Co-Chairs Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian. "The United States cannot selectively support democracy in the region, especially when Armenians continue to face attacks from authoritarian regimes, as well as the ongoing erasure of its centuries-old presence as documented by the Caucasus Heritage Watch," the Co-Chairs added. "We urge the Administration to do much more to help a democracy at risk."


The Budget request is part of an annual process and provides a framework for Congress as the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will craft funding bills that are ultimately voted on and then signed into law.


Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.


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