Detention of Armenian Soldiers

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 27, 2021 The United States is concerned by recent developments along the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, including the detention of several Armenian soldiers by Azerbaijani forces. We call on both sides to urgently and peacefully resolve this incident. We also continue to call on Azerbaijan to release immediately …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Armenian Remembrance Day

Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring. Beginning on April 24, 1915, with the arrest of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople by Ottoman authorities, one and a half million …

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U.S. Ambassador Emphasizes U.S.-Armenia Partnerships During Trip to Syunik Region

This week, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Lynne M. Tracy, traveled through the Syunik region to learn first-hand from local officials and U.S. Embassy program partners how the region has been affected by the twin crises of the pandemic and conflict this past year. She also met with the recipients of several U.S. government grant projects …

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American Corners in Armenia celebrate National Library Week with Reading Marathon

On Friday, April 9, 2021, the U.S. Embassy’s five American Corners hosted a reading marathon in celebration of U.S. and Armenian National Library Weeks.  The marathon featured the bestselling American novel, “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio.  The book teaches us to respect and value one another – to look beyond our external differences and appreciate that which unites us as human beings. U.S. …

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Statement from the United States Embassy

The United States Embassy is closely following ongoing developments in Armenia, including statements by relevant stakeholders.  We encourage all parties to exercise calm and restraint and to de-escalate tensions peacefully, without violence.  The United States is committed to supporting Armenia’s democratic reforms, in line with our shared values, and stresses the importance of democratic institutions …

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“Democracy is Precious” by Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia

On January 20, 2021 just before 12:00pm in Washington, D.C., President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office to become the 46th President of the United States.  His Vice President, Kamala Harris, was also sworn in, becoming not only the first woman, but also the first Black and Indian American to hold the …

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U.S. Embassy Cultural and Partnership Tour of Armenia Continues

The U.S. Embassy is once again headed to the regions, this time showcasing American film, dance, and literature in celebration of its 25-year anniversary in Armenia.  The cultural and partnership tour, called “America on the Road Again,” will kick off October 14 and run through the end of November. “This summer we targeted larger regional …

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Op-Ed by USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser

Partners and Friends, It is my great honor to lead the USAID Mission in Armenia. Since 1992, USAID has partnered with the Government of Armenia and its citizens to address a variety of challenges.  Over 25 years, USAID assistance and USAID’s partnership with Armenia has evolved to respond to Armenia’s changing needs in its transition …

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