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Azerbaijani president sends letter to US conterpart

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 3


Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter to US President Donald Trump.

“It is on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan that I wish to cordially congratulate you and the friendly people of the United States on the occasion of July 4 – Independence Day,” the Azerbaijani president added.

“Azerbaijan and the United States of America have enjoyed the ties of successful cooperation for the past 30 years,” President Aliyev added. “Throughout these years, American companies have played a substantial role in the development of the energy sector, information and communication technology and other key spheres in our country.”

“Furthermore, our countries have forged an exemplary engagement in the area of strengthening int

Emerging Europe this week

Central Europe

The downturn in central European manufacturing eased markedly in June as economies reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, surveys showed on Wednesday, but the sector was still some way from returning to growth. Manufacturing output plunged as the pandemic brought many plants to a standstill in March and April. Restrictions started to be eased in May. While economists say the worst has passed, central banks and governments in Poland, Hungary and Czechia forecast gross domestic product will shrink by three to eight per cent in 2020.

Croatia is holding a parliamentary election this weekend amid a coronavirus outbreak and with no clear winner in sight. The ballot on July 5 will take place as Croatia, like other parts of Europe, cont

Armenian President holds meeting with US Ambassador

YEREVAN, JULY 3, ARMENPRESS. President Armen Sarkissian hosted today US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy ahead of the US Independence Day, the Armenian President’s Office told Armenpress.

The Armenian President congratulated the US Ambassador on the state holiday, wishing success to her and the good people of the United States.

President Sarkissian expressed gratitude for the constant assistance provided by the US government to Armenia, in particular in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic, stating that the real friendship is demonstrated in difficult times.

The Ambassador said the United States continues supporting Armenia in the development of democracy, fight against corruption, reforms in different areas and creation of an attractive business climate for investors.

At the re

US helps Armenia combat corruption with $1 million in assistance

On June 23, an online event launched the $1 million, three-year “Technical Assistance to the Audit Chamber of the Republic of Armenia” collaborative activity. The United States Government, through USAID, signed an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Center for Audit Excellence to provide capacity building, training, and consultancy services to the Audit Chamber, the Supreme Audit Institution of Armenia.

Through this activity, the GAO will also help implement the requirements of the 2018 Republic of Armenia law related to the Audit Chamber, directing them to adhere and adopt international audit standards. The Comptroller General of the United States and Head of the GAO Gene Dodaro and USAID Chief Financial Officer Reginald Mitchell who had planned to travel to Armenia for the launch prior to the COVID-19 crisis, instead virtually joined the Chair of Armenia’s Audit Chamber LevonYolyan, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy and US

Lithuanian President’s wife sends gifts to Armenian children infected with Covid-19

Lithuanian President’s wife Diana Nausėdienė has sent gifts to Armenian children infected with coronavirus, the President’s Office reports.

“At a time when the world is going through a particularly difficult period, we are clearlyaware that the disease transcends neither borders nor geographical distances. I am delighted to have the opportunity to pass on a sign of our sincere concern to the little patients in Armenia, hoping that the gifts will warm their hearts and strengthen the spirit of their families. I send my best wishes to all the people

Armenia reports 662 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Armenia reports 662 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

July 3, 2020 – 11:02 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 662 to reach 27,320 on Friday, July 3 morning, according to information provided by the Health Ministry.

Fresh figures also revealed that 448 more people have recovered, 10 patients have died from Covid-19, while three others carrying the virus have died from other causes.

118,102 tests have been performed since the beginning of the outbreak in the country, the National Center For Disease Control and Prevention said.

So far, 15,484 people have recovered, 469 have d