By Haykaram Nahapetyan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
WASHINGTON – On March 12, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Foreign Operations and Related Programs held hearings on US fiscal year 2020 foreign financial aid. Van Krikorian, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America, and Raffi Karakashian, Armenian National Committee’s Government Affairs Director, submitted testimony requesting aid for the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh.
Anastasia Staten, the chairwoman of the HALO-Trust U.S.A. highlighted HALO’s important demining activities in Nagorno-Karabakh. Nick Larigakis, the president of American Hellenic Council underscored the importance of the strategic relations between Greece and U.S. and shed light on Turkey’s occupational policy in Northern Cyprus as well as Ankara’s late anti-American initiatives.
This video on the Mirror‘s YouTube Channel features the testimonies of Van Krikorian (AAA) and Raffi Karakashian (ANCA) and excerpts from the testimonies of Anastasia Staten (HALO Trust) and Nick Larigakis (AHI).