Comment by the MFA Spokesperson on the situation with the Armenian FLEX students studying in different high schools of the United States

10 April, 2020

As already was stated, the Embassy of Armenia in the U.S. has been in constant contact with the Armenian students who were studying in high schools of different U.S. states within the framework of the FLEX program, and with the program representative in Armenia.

On April 9, due to the agreement reached between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Georgia, and in cooperation with the American Councils, the transfer of the Armenian and Georgian FLEX students to Armenia and Georgia, respectively, was organized.

The Embassy of Armenia in the United States and the American Councils coordinated the safe transportation of the students from 19 U.S. states to the city of Chicago, followed by the Doha-Tbilisi flight and the transfer to Armenia by bus.

The Embassy of Armenia in the U.S. and the Armenian Honorary Consulate in Chicago provided Armenian students with necessary medical safety equipment. The greeting and escort of the Armenian students to the departure lounge at Doha Airport has also been coordinated.

As a result of this collaboration, 34 FLEX students and another student studying in the U.S. within the ACES program are returning to Armenia. Upon their return to Armenia, they will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine regime.

This is yet another good example of the cooperation between Armenia and Georgia in terms of organizing the return of citizens amid the situation with COVID19 pandemic. We thank the American Councils for organizing the transfer of Armenian students quickly and smoothly, as well as our Georgian partners for their support and effective collaboration.

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