US Deputy Secretary of State will visit Armenia and Georgia

The US State Department reported that US Deputy Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Tbilisi and Yerevan on July 9-17 to participate in discussions on democratic governance and the fight against corruption, freedom of speech, and the inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups.

In Armenia, Deputy Secretary of State Zeya will meet with high-ranking officials and representatives of political society to strengthen the US-Armenia partnership and promote Armenia's democratic achievements in the field of rule of law, anti-corruption and judicial reforms. She will visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the 1915 Genocide. Deputy Secretary of State Zeya will also engage the UN and other international organizations in Armenia to support vulnerable and marginalized groups. In addition, the Deputy Secretary will visit Haghpat Monastery to promote respect for religious freedom and preservation of culture.