President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian today hosted US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Lynne Tracy ahead of Independence Day.

President Sarkissian congratulated the Ambassador and the friendly American people and wished them success. Sarkissian expressed his gratitude for the US government’s ongoing support to Armenia and particularly in the difficult period of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ambassador Tracy stated that the US government continues to assist Armenia in the development of democracy, the fight against corruption and reforms in various sectors, as well as the shaping of an attractive business climate for investors.

At the request of the Ambassador, the head of state touched upon the processes linked to the amendments to the Constitution of Armenia and constitutional reforms. In this context, talking about the Professional Commission on Constitutional Reforms, President Sarkissian attached importance to the public discourse over the development of the Constitution and the participation of wide layers of society in the process.

The interlocutors also talked about investments and agreed that investments need to be protected by not only laws, but also the existence of a favorable and attractive environment. The US Ambassador also touched upon the US government’s programs targeted at Armenia’s economic development and the opportunities for investments.