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US Senator Kent Conrad: I will keep Azerbaijani Diaspora’s support for reducing aid to Nagorno-Karabakh in mind as the appropriations process continues in FY2011

26 March 2011 [14:39] - TODAY.AZ
US Senator Kent Conrad wrote a letter to Azerbaijani Diaspora members in the US concerning the FY2011 and US assistance to different regions.

"On February 19, 2011, the House of Representatives passed the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (H.R. 1), which would fund the government through the end of FY 2011", he reminded.

Conard pledged to Azerbaijani Diaspora that he will keep in mind their concerns over Nagorno-Karabakh financing. He reminded that the US has spent over 36 million dollars on humanitarian projects for the region since 1998, with the 2010 assistance containing of 8 million.

In 2011 the assistance "legislation cuts funding for assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, which includes assistance to Nagorno-Karabakh, by nearly $45 million from current levels", he said.

However, this bill did not pass the Senate yet. Therefore the senator wrote to Diaspora saying he "will keep your support for reducing aid to Nagorno-Karabakh in mind as the appropriations process continues".


/APA/
URL: http://www.today.az/news/vdiaspora/83179.html

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