The United States of America Celebrates Independence Day

Yerevan, Armenia – On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America with an evening music, American food, and fireworks.  At the event, U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy reaffirmed U.S. support for democratic development in Armenia. “The stories of our partnership encompass support for democratic institutions, …

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Donation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats Response Equipment to the RA by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency

In the frame of a long-lasting partnership established between the Governments of Armenia and the United States, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), within the Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Program, has donated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) response equipment, worth over 1 million USD, to the Ministry of Emergency …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan at a Signing Ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 2, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It is a great pleasure to welcome the foreign minister from Armenia here to the State Department, to the United States.  Ararat, it’s very good to be with you today, to be with your entire …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Armenian Remembrance Day

APRIL 24, 2022 On April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities arrested Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. Thus began the Armenian genocide—one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Today, we remember the one and a half million Armenians who were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in a campaign of extermination, …

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The United States Donates 306,000 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Armenia

YEREVAN – The United States Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the arrival of 306,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Armenia on March 14, 2022. This is a gift from the United States Government to the people of Armenia and is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework. The 306,000 …

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U.S. Ambassador to Armenian Lynne M. Tracy and Brigadier General Edward Vaughan participate in a donation ceremony of medical equipment worth $665,000

Yerevan, Armenia – U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Lynne M. Tracy and U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Edward Vaughan, Deputy Director of Plans, Policy, Strategy and Capabilities at United States European Command, participated on January 19, 2022, in a ceremony at the Central Military Hospital to mark the donation of $665,000 worth of medical equipment from …

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U.S. Ambassador visits Spitak Medical Center to participate in the donation ceremony of medical equipment

Yerevan, Armenia – On September 7, U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy traveled to Lori to participate in a donation ceremony of aDigital Radiography and Fluoroscopy Machine to the Spitak medical Center. The medical imaging device, worth $255,000, is one component of a medical equipment donation to the Ministry of Health valued at$770,000 to support the …

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United States Welcomes Actions by Armenia and Azerbaijan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 12, 2021 United States Welcomes Actions by Armenia and Azerbaijan The United States welcomes the release by Azerbaijan of 15 Armenian detainees and their return to their families in Armenia. We also welcome Armenia’s decision to provide …

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U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy met with the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan

U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy met with the President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan on November 19 to discuss the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and the current political situation in Armenia.  The Ambassador stressed the importance of democratic norms and values, condemned political violence, and encouraged all stakeholders to abide by the rule of law.  The Ambassador emphasized that the United States …

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a  proclamation  suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants ( Presidential Proclamation 10014 ) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed by the proclamation …

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Updated COVID Embassy Statement

The top priority of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is the health and safety of our employees and visitors.  The Embassy is still open for business, though we are implementing a number of measures to follow CDC and WHO guidance for basic protective measures against COVID-19.  These measures include refraining from participating in or hosting …

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Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Issued on: March 11, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” …

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U.S. Embassy funds new American Library and Training Center in Tavush

Today, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Lia Miller, alongside the Governor of Tavush Province, Hayk Chobanyan, and Country Director of Project Harmony International Armenia Office, Mariam Martirosyan, officially opened the American Library and Training Center – a new learning hub in Ijevan supported by the U.S. Embassy and housed at the Ijevan Branch of Yerevan …

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U.S. Embassy Organizes “Role of Women in Justice” Conference

Today U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour opened the “Role of Women in Justice” conference in Yerevan.  The conference was organized by the Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office with the goal of bringing together Armenian judges, lawyers, investigators, and law enforcement personnel to discuss cultural obstacles in the justice system and how to …

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