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Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Statement on the Termination of USAID Programs in the Russian Federation


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Caucus on U.S.- Russian Trade and Economic Relations released the following statement on the termination of USAID Programs in the Russian Federation:

"I regret the Russian Federation's decision to call for the withdrawal of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from Russia. USAID has contributed, among other things, to developing the capacity of Russian civil society, the strengthening of Russian democratic institutions, and the enhancement of Russian ability to treat individuals with infectious diseases. Despite this decision, we must look for ways to build on these accomplishments and to forge strong ties with the people and the government of Russia. As Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee for Europe and Eurasia and co-chair of the Caucus on U.S.-Russia Trade and Economic Relations, I am determined to do just that." [End]

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