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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Yerevan, Armenia – Since establishing diplomatic relations 25 years ago, the United States and Armenia have developed a deep friendship and partnership.  On Thursday, October 12, the two countries celebrated one of the cornerstones of the U.S.-Armenian relationship: a quarter century of partnership between Armenia and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

“It was 25 years ago that the first USAID staff arrived in Yerevan with the long-term goal of partnering with the Armenian people as they transitioned to a sovereign and independent nation,” U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Jr., said during a celebration event held at the American University of Armenia.

More than 300 partners and beneficiaries of USAID – government officials, leaders from the private sector, civil society members, and the international community -- joined Ambassador Mills, Jr., Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Margot Ellis, and USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser to commemorate 25 years of USAID’s partnership with Armenia.

 

Last updated: May 02, 2017

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