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Germany Announces $10 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Armenia

Germany Announces 9.3 Million Euros in Humanitarian Aid for Armenia

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock reaffirmed Germany's unwavering commitment to stand by Armenia during a joint press conference held with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan. Baerbock announced a significant humanitarian aid package of 9.3 million euros ($10 million), aimed at assisting Armenia in overcoming the challenges it currently faces.

Baerbock acknowledged the immense support Germany has provided to the Armenian government since 2022 and emphasized Germany's dedication to creating conditions for lasting peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. She reiterated Germany's support for the territorial integrity of both countries, underscoring the importance of this principle as the foundation for peace-oriented negotiations.

"Germany will not leave Armenia alone," Baerbock stated, highlighting the country's commitment to helping displaced people from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). She emphasized Berlin's intention to strengthen the European Union's civilian mission in Armenia, demonstrating Germany's active engagement in promoting stability and trust in the region.

During the press conference, Foreign Minister Mirzoyan expressed his gratitude for Germany's support and outlined Armenia's determination to achieve peace despite the challenges. He emphasized the political will of Armenia to establish peace and outlined the country's principles, including the unblocking of regional infrastructures, fostering economic cooperation, and becoming a "Crossroads of Peace."

The German Foreign Minister also praised the efforts of EU Council President Charles Michel, expressing confidence that his initiatives would serve as a bridge between Armenia and Azerbaijan for the establishment of lasting peace.

Baerbock's announcement of additional humanitarian aid and Germany's commitment to strengthening the EU's presence in the region was met with appreciation from the Armenian government and citizens alike. The support from Germany is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the humanitarian issues faced by the displaced people of Nagorno-Karabakh and in promoting stability and economic growth in the region.


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