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December 19, 2018

On December 19, USAID Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser, and Acting Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramyan announced the launch of the Market Liberalization and Electricity Trade (MLET) project.

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November 21, 2018

On November 21, U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Rafik Mansour and USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser met with Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia Tigran Mukuchyan. The parties discussed U.S. assistance and collaboration with the Government of Armenia ahead of the December 9 parliamentary elections, including the September 2018 signing of an $8 million, four-year agreement to support the integrity of Armenian elections.

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October 22, 2018

On October 22, USAID, the Fund for Armenian Relief, and the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia (SME DNC) marked the successful completion of the joint irrigation project in Sayat-Nova community in Ararat province. USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser, the Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia, Erik Grigoryan, the Governor of Ararat province, Garik Sargsyan, and Sayat-Nova residents attended the opening event.  

Banner in front of the Wine and Vine Support Center in Achajur, Armenia
October 11, 2018

On October 10, USAID, the Government of Armenia and local partners marked the official opening of three new facilities in Tavush province that will help advance economic development and effective local government in the country’s north. USAID Armenia Mission Director, Deborah Grieser; Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Territorial and Administration Development, Vache Terteryan; Governor of Tavush Vahe Ghalumyan; and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, partner organizations, and the local community were in attendance.

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October 5, 2018

This summer, 740,000 visitors from across the United States and around the world experienced Armenian food, craft, music, dance, and folk traditions during the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. Armenia was the first country in the Caucasus region to be featured at the renowned festival in the heart of the U.S. capital. During the ten-day event, through dozens of interactive performances and presentations, 216 participants from the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian-American diaspora taught visitors how to cook, bake, dance, weave, carve, and toast like Armenians.

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Last updated: January 29, 2019

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