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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