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Congressman Valadao Returns from Republic of Armenia

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Washington, September 21, 2017 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
After days of meetings with foreign leaders and visiting historic sites, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) concluded his trip to the Republic of Armenia.
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WASHINGTON – After days of meetings with foreign leaders and visiting historic sites, today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) concluded his trip to the Republic of Armenia.

Invited by Prime Minister Karapetyan, Foreign Minister Nalbandyan, Speaker of Parliament Babloyan, and Ambassador Hovhannissian, Congressman Valadao joined Representatives Pallone (R-NJ), Speier (D-CA), Eshoo (D-CA), Sensenbrenner (R-WI), and Gabbard (D-HI) for the trip, which coincided with the twenty fifth anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Armenia.

Upon returning to the United States, Congressman Valadao issued the following statement:

"Living in the Central Valley, I have heard many stories and descriptions of Armenia from my neighbors and friends. Having the opportunity to experience the country they love firsthand was an unforgettable and enlightening experience.

In addition to visiting historic landmarks and learning more about the Armenian culture, I met Armenian business leaders and government officials, examining the positive impact of the strong bond between our two nations."

During his visit, Congressman Valadao visited Nagorno-Karabakh to inspect United States-funded demining work being conducted by the HALO Trust and met with major Armenian industries. The Delegation met with Armenian heads of government, including the President and Speaker of the National Assembly. Also during the trip, Congressman Valadao was able to honor and remember those who lost their lives while visiting the the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan.

 Congressman Valadao visits the HALO Trust demining site in Nagorno-Karabakh
 
Rep. Valadao Visits the Armenian Genocide Memorial
 
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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