US and Armenia Sign Memorandum of Nuclear Cooperation

The United States and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU) on Monday.

According to the US Department of State (DOS), NCMOUs are diplomatic agreements that strengthen and expand strategic ties between the US and a partner country that provides “A framework for cooperation and a mutually aligned approach to nonproliferation on civil nuclear issues.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed for the US while Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan signed for the Armenian republic.

“I just want to take this opportunity as we’re sitting here to, in the first instance, praise the leadership of the prime minister and his government, the democratic reforms that they’ve been pursuing, the progress that continues to be made,” said Blinken.

The DOS also expressed that the Memorandum enables the US  “To deepen our strategic cooperation following on the gains made in connection with the U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue. This MOU improves our cooperation on energy security and strengthens our diplomatic and economic relationship.”

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