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Ambassador’s Remarks Welcoming Sports Envoys

Bari yereko Minister Petrosyan hargeli teeknike yev paronike (Good evening ladies and gentlemen).  Distinguished guests. I am pleased to welcome you to my home this evening to meet Amber Stackhouse and Erin Comstock, two talented professional American snowboarders and sports filmmakers, and now, U.S. Department of State “Sports Envoys.” Working with national sports leagues and ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at Peace Corps Volunteer Award Ceremony

Peace Corps Week commemorates the week that John F. Kennedy outlined his idea for a program that would send thousands of young Americans overseas.  Less than a year later the first Peace Corps Volunteers were sent to Ghana and Nigeria.  Peace Corps week is not just a week to celebrate the accomplishments of Peace Corps ... Read More»

Handover Ceremony of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Unit

Deputy Minister Hakobyan, Mr. Babloyan, partners, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to be here today to mark the handover of the USAID-funded Combined Heat and Power equipment to the Arabkir Medical Center.  For over a decade, the U.S. Government has been assisting Armenia to restructure its energy sector and put it onto a sustainable ... Read More»

“Redefining American Democracy” Winter School

Media freedom is one of the cornerstones of liberty. Without freedom of the press, countries simply cannot achieve their full economic and democratic potential.  Indeed, freedom of media, and its corollary, the freedom of expression, underlie many other freedoms essential to democracy: the freedoms of conscience, of assembly, of religion, and of choosing one’s government. ... Read More»

Remarks for Opening Ceremony of Harvard Black Sea Security Conference

Good morning. I would like to welcome Deputy Minister of Defense Nazaryan, Dr. Boghdasarian, General Kotanjian, Dr. Konoplyov, Mr. Mkrtchyan, excellencies and participants. I would especially like to welcome those of you here to Armenia, who may be making your first visit to this country. As some of you may know, I myself have only ... Read More»