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U.S. and Armenia Mark Cooperative Efforts to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The United States, the National Security Service (NSS) and Armenian Border Guard (ABG) held a ceremony on March 6 to mark the completion of a two-year cooperative effort aimed at reducing the threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) along Armenia’s northern border with Georgia. U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John A. Heffern attended ...
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Yes, Ambassadors do sometimes read fairy tales

On March 4, Ambassador Heffern helped the Yerevan American Corner commemorate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. He read some stories to children from Yerevan’s secondary school #114. The children were asked if they know what an ambassador does. One child raised his hand and said “they read fairy tales”. Yes, sometimes they do.
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U.S. Army trains Armenian Non Commissioned Officers

The Warrant Officer School of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, under the auspices of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Defense, hosted the graduation of 46 privates and sergeants from a U.S. Army-led “Warrior Leader Course.”  Non-Commissioned Officers from the Armenian Army, as well as the Peace Keeping Brigade, participated in ...
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2013 Human Rights Report released

The State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices document the human rights situation in 199 countries and regions around the world.  Every year, diplomats and staff at U.S. embassies and consulates work with human rights activists, governments, non-governmental organizations, and colleagues in Washington to confirm the facts and draft the reports.   While we ...
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Yerevan Hosts Third Annual Pension Conference

On February 21, 2014, the Pension System Awareness Center Foundation, under the leadership of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia and with support from the USAID-funded Pension Reform Implementation Program and the Finance for Economic Development Program, hosted the Third Annual Pension Conference titled “New Pension System: Opportunities, Challenges and Expectations.” Prime ...
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