NATO Week Armenia 2014; Handover reception

group of delegates
German Ambassador Reiner Morell, British Ambassador Katherine Leach, Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia in the NATO, Armenia Samvel Mkrtchyan and American Ambassador John Heffern at the reception
U.S. Ambassador in Armenia John Heffern hosted a reception in honor of NATO Week in Armenia (November 10-14). NATO Week is an initiative organized by NATO Ally embassies in Armenia, in close partnership with the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense. The theme this year is women, peace and security, and interoperability. The events of the week focused on Armenia’s valuable partnership with NATO in Kosovo and Afghanistan as well as through the Partnership for Peace program. This year’s reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence had an added level of symbolism and meaning, as it marked the official handover of duties as NATO Contact Embassy from the British to the German diplomatic missions in Yerevan. Guests at the reception included Armenian government officials, foreign diplomats, military attaches, journalists, and civil society representatives.