Remarks at Ayb School

As prepared Thank you for that introduction, Mr. Pakhchanian. I’m delighted to be here today; thank you so much for inviting me.  You have a very impressive school and I appreciate this opportunity to talk with you, the next generation of Armenian leaders, for you are Armenia’s future. I believe that future can be bright ... Read More»

Remarks at George C. Marshall Center Alumni Event

Thank you all for joining us tonight.  It is my pleasure to join with this extraordinary group of professionals working to contribute to Armenia’s strength, resilience, and sovereignty and participate in a unique discussion on “Corruption as a National Security Threat.” As we all know, the George C. Marshall Center is a special German-American partnership ... Read More»

Remarks at Embassy’s September 11 Commemoration

Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the skies over Manhattan, Washington, D.C. and the fields of Pennsylvania were clear and blue. Much like today in Yerevan, the day seemed both picture perfect and very, very ordinary.  Early that morning I don’t think anyone knew the terror that was about to strike; no one would ... Read More»

Remarks at reception for VOA-Armenia’s 65th Anniversary

Dear guests, thank you for joining me today to mark the 65th anniversary of Voice of America’s Armenian service. I would especially like to welcome our guests from the VOA:  Dr. Biberaj, director of VOA/Eurasia Division, and two senior members of his staff: Ms. Chakarian and Ms. Mkhitaryan.  We also have with us tonight Mr. ... Read More»
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