The U.S. Embassy in Armenia welcomes Ambassador Philip Reeker to Yerevan

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia welcomes Ambassador Philip Reeker, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations, to Yerevan.  During his visit on December 1-4, Ambassador Reeker will meet with government officials, members of civil society, and others to discuss U.S. support for direct talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan to reach a lasting peace.
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The U.S. Embassy in Armenia welcomes to Yerevan Major General Daniel Lasica

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia welcomes to Yerevan Major General Daniel Lasica, Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, United States European Command. During his visit on November 16-17, Major General Lasica will take part in wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.  He will meet with ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Led by House Democracy Partnership Commission Chairman David Price Visits Armenia

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia welcomes to Yerevan a U.S. House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Congressional Delegation led by Chairman David Price. During their visit on October 17-18, the delegation will take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Armenian Genocide Memorial, followed by meetings with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and President of the National ...
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Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Address on U.S. Commitment to Armenia’s Security and Democracy

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 PRESS RELEASE  Yerevan, Armenia – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered an address at the Cafesjian Center for the Arts to reaffirm America’s strong support for the people of Armena and for their security and democracy.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks: Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you very much, Madam Ambassador.  Thank you for your kind ...
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Speaker Pelosi Remarks at Congressional Delegation Press Conference with Armenian Speaker Alen Simonyan

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Yerevan, Armenia – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional delegation to Armenia held a press conference with Speaker Alen Simonyan of the Armenian National Assembly.  Below is the full transcript: Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.  Thank you for hosting our Congressional delegation and for your commitment to ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Trilateral Meeting with Azerbaijan and Armenia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT September 15, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken hosted Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov for the first direct talks since ...
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Visit to Armenia by Congressional Delegation Led by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

Yerevan, Armenia – The U.S. Embassy in Armenia will welcome a U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Yerevan later today. Speaker Pelosi will engage on the strong partnership between the United States and Armenia, rooted in shared democratic values and long-standing ties between our peoples. She ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT September 15, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.  Secretary Blinken conveyed our condolences for the loss of life ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke overnight with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to convey our deep concern over the military actions along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, including reports of shelling in Armenia. The Secretary stressed the need for disengagement of military forces ...
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Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 12, 2022 Calling for the Immediate Cessation of Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan The United States is deeply concerned about reports of attacks along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, including reported strikes against settlements and civilian infrastructure inside Armenia.  ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.  Secretary Blinken assured Prime Minister Pashinyan that the United States is watching the situation in and around Nagorno-Karabakh closely.  He urged direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve issues related to, or resulting from, ...
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De-Escalation In and Around Nagorno-Karabakh

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2022 The United States is deeply concerned by and closely following reports of intensive fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh, including casualties and the loss of life. We urge immediate steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation. The recent increase in tensions underscores the need for a negotiated, comprehensive, and ...
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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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The U.S. Embassy to Armenia welcomes Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried to Yerevan

YEREVAN – The U.S. Embassy to Armenia welcomes Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried to Yerevan. During her visit on June 18, Assistant Secretary Donfried will meet with government officials, including Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Assistant Secretary Donfried will discuss U.S. support for the diplomatic efforts between Armenia and Azerbaijan ...
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Assistant Secretary Donfried’s Travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE June 10, 2022 Assistant Secretary Donfried’s Travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Dr. Karen Donfried will travel to Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia June 14 to 19 to emphasize the U.S. commitment to ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Kara McDonald Visit to Armenia

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Kara C. McDonald, will travel to Armenia June 8-9 for meetings with government officials, and democracy, free speech, and human rights advocatess.  The United States is committed to working with Armenia to strengthen our bilateral partnership based on shared democratic values, including respect ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT May 24, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.  The Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed the positive momentum ...
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Kansas National Guard Leadership visits Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia – The U.S. Embassy to Armenia is pleased to welcome Major General David Weishaar on his first visit to Yerevan since he was appointed The Adjutant General (TAG) of the State of Kansas. Major General Weishaar, along with other leaders from the Kansas National Guard, will meet with senior officials from the Ministry ...
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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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Kansas National Guard Leadership visits Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia – The U.S. Embassy to Armenia is pleased to welcome Major General David Weishaar on his first visit to Yerevan since he was appointed The Adjutant General (TAG) of the State of Kansas. Major General Weishaar, along with other leaders from the Kansas National Guard, will meet with senior officials from the Ministry ...
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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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The United States of America and the Republic of Armenia Sign a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation

U.S. Department of State OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 2, 2022 Today, the United States and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU), enabling us to deepen our strategic cooperation following on the gains made in connection with the U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue. This MOU improves our cooperation on energy security ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Mirzoyan

U.S. Department of State OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 2, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan in Washington, D.C. to launch the U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue.  The Secretary committed to further strengthening bilateral relations in line with ...
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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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American Corners in Armenia Celebrate the 7th Reading Marathon

The five American Corners in Armenia – in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Charentsavan, and Kapan – came together April 8 to mark the National Library Week with a reading marathon of Peter Balakyan’s award winning memoir “Black Dog of Fate.” Dozens of community leaders, literary figures, library patrons, and students joined the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 5, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today. The Secretary condemned the Kremlin’s heinous war crimes in Ukraine and highlighted the continued commitment of the U.S. and its partners to hold the Russian Federation and its enablers ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT March 14, 2022 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary Antony J. Blinken spoke with Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today.  The Secretary underscored the continuing importance of the U.S. – Armenia bilateral ...
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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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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will ...
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Kremlin Decision on Eastern Ukraine

January 11, 2022 Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State We strongly condemn President Putin’s decision to recognize the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” as “independent.”  As we said when the Duma first made its request: this decision represents a complete rejection of Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements, directly contradicts Russia’s claimed commitment to ...
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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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The United States Embassy in Armenia and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Armenia Cooperate to Extradite a U.S. Fugitive

January 11, 2022 Pursuant to ongoing collaboration and strong partnerships, the United States and Armenian Law Enforcement Authorities and Prosecutors successfully extradited a wanted U.S. Citizen from Yerevan, Armenia to the U.S. on January 10, 2022. Following the issuance of an Interpol Red Notice, a U.S. citizen was arrested in August 2021, by Armenian Police ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2021 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with National Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan of Armenia National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with National Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan of Armenia today. Mr. Sullivan conveyed the commitment of the United States to peace, ...
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Opening of the American Studies Center and Official Launch of the Master’s Program in American Studies

Yerevan, Armenia – On December 9, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy and Yerevan State University acting Rector Hovhannes Hovhannisyan jointly participated in the opening of the American Studies Center and official launch of the first master’s program in American Studies at Yerevan State University. In 2019, YSU received a grant from the Public Diplomacy ...
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Joint Statement by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW/PARIS, 7 December 2021 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, and French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, representing the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, express support for the resumption of direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the auspices of the ...
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U.S. Embassy statement on 2021 local elections

We commend the Armenian people for their participation in municipal elections on October 17, November 14, and December 5, as well as their continued commitment to Armenia’s democratic trajectory.  A small number of Embassy staff observed the elections in a visitor capacity.  We were pleased to see the elections were generally calm, peaceful, and well-administered.  ...
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Human Rights Defenders Guidance

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy. These  Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders  outline and amplify the U.S.’s commitment to supporting this vital work as part of the President’s strategic vision and U.S. foreign policy. It is addressed primarily to both U.S. Department of State Human Rights Officers ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

STOCKHOLM, 4 December 2021 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation, and Brice Roquefeuil of France) released the following statement today: The Co-Chairs met with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan on 1 December and with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jehun Bayramov ...
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Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN November 16, 2021 Fighting Between Armenia and Azerbaijan The United States is deeply concerned about reports of intensive fighting today between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We urge both sides to take immediate concrete steps to reduce tensions and avoid further escalation.  We also call on the sides to engage ...
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US Embassy, RA MoESCS, and COAF to Elevate Formal English Education in Armenia’s Rural Communities

YEREVAN — On 13 November, at the graduation ceremony of COAF’s English Access program, Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Managing Director Koryun Khachaturyan, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Lynne M. Tracy, and Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Zhanna Andreasyan signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding extending the pilot initiative “English-Speaking Rural Schools.” The ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

PARIS, 11 November 2021 — The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation, and Brice Roquefeuil of France) released the following statement today: The Co-Chairs met separately in Paris with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan on ...
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Recognizing the One-Year Anniversary of the Ceasefire Declaration Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson This week, the United States and the international community recognize the one-year anniversary of the ceasefire declaration that ended 44 days of intense fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the South Caucasus.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and injured during the hostilities last year. ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Olson Visits Armenia

Erika Olson, the newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, will travel to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to promote regional cooperation and discuss bilateral issues. While in Yerevan, DAS Olson will   participate in a regional Chiefs of Mission meeting in November 2-4, joining U.S. Ambassador to Armenia ...
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Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

GENEVA, 8 October 2021 — The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, and Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation) released the following statement today:   The Co-Chairs held consultations with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Committee of the Red Cross ...
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President Biden’s message to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of 30th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence.

Dear Mr. Prime Minister: On behalf of the American people, I wish you and the Armenian people a safe and happy Independence Day. Our two nations are bonded by history, family, and friendship, including 1.5 million Armenian-Americans whose contributions enrich and strengthen our bilateral ties. This year, we will mark 30 years of bilateral relations ...
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Statement by Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State on Armenian Independence Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I send best wishes to the people of Armenia as you celebrate the 30th anniversary of your independence. In the three decades since Armenia rejected oppressive communist rule and declared independence from the Soviet Union, the United States and Armenia have developed a strong partnership based on ...
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U.S.-Armenia Relations: Thirty Years of Partnership Rooted in Shared Values

by Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia September 21, 2021 Exactly thirty years ago, the Armenian people overwhelmingly voted to secede from the Soviet Union, taking the first step to regain their status as an independent, sovereign nation. Today, as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of its independence, I see the strength and ...
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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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Executive Seminar on Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction in Armenia

With its long-standing partner, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) initiated the first workshop of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security Cooperation Engagement Program (CSCEP). Both partners committed to a program for enhanced training on CBRN preparedness and response. After pandemic delays, the CSCEP team launched the Executive ...
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Joint Statement from the Department of State and Department of Defense: Update on Afghanistan

Given the deteriorating security situation, we support, are working to secure, and call on all parties to respect and facilitate, the safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country. Those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan bear responsibility—and accountability—for the protection of human life and property, and ...
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Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

On March 1, 2021, the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) within the Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) kicked off in Armenia. The opening ceremony included remarks from Ms. L. Avetisyan, the Deputy Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDCP) of the RA Ministry of ...
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2021 Investment Climate Statements

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE July 21, 2021 2021 Investment Climate Statements Released Today the Department of State released the 2021 Investment Climate Statements, which analyze the investment climates of more than 170 countries and economies that are current or potential markets for U.S. companies. The reports ...
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New graduate degree program in American Studies

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce the launch of a new graduate degree program in American Studies, through the International Relations program at Yerevan State University. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and implemented in partnership with Arizona State University, the American Studies Center is recruiting applicants for the new graduate program now through August ...
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“Armenian Democracy is making progress” – A Talk with US Ambassador Lynne Tracy

Civilnet Interview with U.S. Ambassador Lynne Tracy July 15, 2021 EMILIO CRICCHIO:  Welcome to Civilnet.  Today we are joined by the United States Ambassador to Armenia, Lynne Tracy.  Ambassador Tracy has served in a number of countries, including Russia, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan.  She has been serving as United States Ambassador to Armenia since 2019. ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Acting Prime Minister Pashinyan

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 14, 2021 Secretary Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with Armenian acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia. The Secretary offered hearty congratulations to the people of Armenia following the June 20 elections, in which the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights found that voters’ fundamental rights and freedoms ...
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The United States Welcomes Azerbaijan’s Release of Armenian Detainees and Armenia’s Actions to Facilitate Demining

The United States welcomes the July 3 release by Azerbaijan of 15 Armenian detainees and their return to Armenia.  We also welcome Armenia’s decision to share information with Azerbaijan that will facilitate humanitarian demining. These actions follow Azerbaijan’s June 12 release of Armenian detainees and Armenia’s decision to provide Azerbaijan information to facilitate humanitarian demining.  ...
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Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections, Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY NED PRICE, SPOKESPERSON June 21, 2021 Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections The United States congratulates the people of Armenia on their June 20 parliamentary elections. We welcome the overall positive assessment by the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission. We are pleased that ODIHR’s preliminary conclusions noted voters’ human rights ...
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Statement on behalf of international community partners providing electoral technical assistance in Armenia

As the people of Armenia head to the polls to elect a new parliament this Sunday, we in the international community encourage all participants to ensure that the high overall standard set in the previous elections of 2018 is met or exceeded. Towards this end, we have continued to provide technical support to the Central ...
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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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Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker’s Travel to Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia

Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia; Baku, Azerbaijan; and Yerevan, Armenia June 6-13 to advance bilateral and regional priorities and to express U.S. support for democratic and economic development across the region. Acting Assistant Secretary Reeker will meet in Georgia with government, opposition, and civil ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 5, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today. Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Pashinyan emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Armenia bilateral partnership. The Secretary stressed the significance of respect for the rule of ...
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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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U.S. Election Day 2020

Today, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, U.S. citizens 18 years and older not only cast their votes for the office of the President of the United States, but they are voting for representatives for the U.S. Congress, as well as state and local officials.  All 435 seats of the House of Representatives and 30 of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on Armenian Independence Day

Armenian Independence Day September 21, 2020 On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Armenia as you celebrate Independence Day, in commemoration of your declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. The United States is committed to continuing to build our bilateral partnership as we strengthen the ties between our ...
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Support to the Government of Armenia by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to fight COVID-19 Outbreak in Armenia

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has been standing by its partners in Armenia since the first days of the COVID -19 outbreak in the country. As the infection spread and the number of COVID -19 cases grew daily, the Government of Armenia faced the necessity to increase the daily testing capacities of the laboratories ...
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U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and U.S. Embassy in Baku joint statement

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and the U.S. Embassy in Baku condemn acts of violence as inconsistent with the universal principles of peaceful assembly and protest. The United States takes seriously its obligation to protect diplomatic facilities and is working with local law enforcement to support this effort. Freedom of speech and peaceful assembly are ...
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U.S. Assistance to Armenia for COVID-19

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has been at the forefront of providing resources and support to assist our partners all over the world, including in Armenia. To date, the United States has provided $5.4 million in new assistance to Armenia to combat COVID-19.  In addition, we are redirecting previously allocated ...
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Support to the Government of Armenia by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency amid COVID-19 Outbreak in Armenia

The United States is honored to work with its partner countries as we seek to save lives, ensure we are collectively better prepared to detect and report novel and emerging pathogens, and defeat deadly outbreaks such as COVID-19. In support of the Government of Armenia in the fight against COVID-19, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency ...
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Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day Today, we join the global community in memorializing the lives lost during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.  Beginning in 1915, 1 and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths ...
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Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Use App to Support Armenian Teenagers’ Dreams And Development

A feelgood story for the coronavirus age Elizabeth Morgan, 31, has spent fourteen days in quarantine in Chester, Maryland. She is one of 7,300 Peace Corps Volunteers whose international service was abruptly terminated by the spread of COVID-19. Morgan was serving in Sisian, Armenia. Thanks to smart use of technology, she is able to continue ...
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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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#BridgingStories II exhibit connects a second group of Armenian and Turkish photographers through shared stories

On Friday, January 24, 2020, U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy opened a photo exhibit in Yerevan highlighting new collaborations between young Armenian and Turkish photographers. The exhibit features a collection of work from 20 Armenian and Turkish photojournalists, who spent four months developing their skills and taking a remarkable set of photographs that tell the ...
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American Councils Announces USG Alumni Summit

American Councils for International Education in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia hosted the USG Alumni Network: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference. The conference brought alumni of U.S. government exchange programs together around the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship.  The event offered a substantive opportunity for these alumni to engage with one another and network, ...
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U.S. Embassy supports Third Annual Career and Entrepreneurship Fair in Yerevan During Global Entrepreneurship Week

In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week, U.S. Ambassador Lynne M. Tracy delivered closing remarks at the Embassy-funded “Career Entrepreneurship Fair” at the Congress Hotel in Yerevan on Friday.  The fair was the culmination of a three-day “Career Camp,” organized by Haykuhi Gevorgyan, a U.S. Embassy exchange program alumna.  The Camp featured workshops and discussion panels ...
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U.S. Government Assistance to Armenia Up 40% in 2019

The United States Embassy announced that the U.S. Government has further increased assistance funding to Armenia in 2019.  The figure for this year is more than $60 million, which represents a 40% increase over last year’s amount. The funding includes projects managed by not only the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International ...
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