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28.06.2018 • Centennial Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and the Unveiling of the Bust of Armenia’s First Ambassador to the United States at the Armenian Embassy in Washington DC

On June 28th, 2018, the Embassy of Armenia in Washington hosted a solemn ceremony to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia, under the auspices of President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian and First Lady Nouneh Sarkissian, attended by US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Adjutant General of Kansas National Guard Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the newly elected Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian of the Eastern Prelacy, the leadership of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the Ramgavar Party, as well as representatives of more than a dozen Armenian-American organizations from around the United States.

26.06.2018 • On June 28th, 2018, the Embassy of Armenia in Washington hosted a solemn ceremony to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia, under the auspices of President of Armenia Ar

On June 26th President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian arrived to the United States on a three-day working visit. On the first day of the visit the President and the First Lady attended a reception at the US Senate to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the Republic of Armenia and 100 years of US-Armenia diplomatic relations, organized by the Embassy of Armenia to the United States, the ARF Eastern Region and ANCA. Senator Menendez, as well as some dozen Representatives, including Co-Chair of the Armenian Caucus Jackie Speier, Representatives Anna Eshoo, Judy Chu, Brad Sherman, Dana Rohrabacher, Paul Tonko, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Brad Schneider, and others, spoke to a sold-out audience. The solemn ceremony also drew a number of senior members of the US administration – Departments of State and Defense, USAID, Office of the US Trade Representative, as well as several hundreds of community members across the USA.

22.03.2018 • The Inauguration of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Chicago

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Chicago (consular district covering the States of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota) was officially inaugurated on March 22, 2018. A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Armenia’s new consular office in downtown Chicago and the official installation of the Honorary Consul of Armenia – Mr. Oscar Tatosian, were followed by a diplomatic reception in Chicago’s historic Union League Club.

19.03.2018 • Session of Armenia-US Council on Trade and Investment in Washington

On March 19th, the US-Armenia Council on Trade and Investment (TIFA) convened its session at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in Washington DC. Deputy Foreign Minister Robert Harutyunyan attended the meeting as part of the Armenian delegation. Since the inception of the TIFA in 2015 this was the second meeting of the sides.

05.03.2018 • The Opening Ceremony of the Francophonie Festival in Washington DC

On March 5th the Embassy of Armenia to the United States hosted the opening ceremony of the annual DC Francophonie Festival. The event was attended by Ambassadors and diplomats representing member countries of the International Organization of Francophonie, colleagues from the Department of State, representatives of Alliance Française, Smithsonian Associates and other cultural institutions.

24.10.2017 • Reception to Celebrate Armenia’s 26th Independence Day and the 25th Anniversary of US-Armenia Diplomatic Relations

On October 24 the Rayburn House Office Building hosted a reception to mark Armenia’s 26th Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of US-Armenia diplomatic relations, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the United States and the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, in partnership with the Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenian National Committee of America.

16.10.2017 • Vice Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan’s meeting with California Governor Jerry Brown

On October 16 the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr. Vache Gabrielyan met in San Francisco with the Governor of California, Jerry Brown to discuss Armenia-California bilateral relations and the possibilities for expanding mutual trade and investment, and cooperation in renewable energy, science and education sectors. The two agreed to start a process of developing a framework agreement between Armenia and California, that would outline the cooperation for years to come.

27.06.2017 • Carnegie Endowment event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the United States

On June 27, in Washington DC, a panel discussion dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the U.S. took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

24.06.2017 • Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian’s Meetings in the Silicon Valley

On June 23-24, Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Grigor Hovhannissian traveled to the Silicon Valley and the Bay area, where he held a number of meetings with the leading IT companies. Ambassador discussed the future of cooperation between the industry leaders and the Republic of Armenia in strategic areas of technology, such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and cyber security.

06.06.2017 • Meeting with senior US State Department officials at the Embassy of Armenia

On June 6 Armenian Ambassador to the US Grigor Hovhannissian held a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary (Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) Bridget Brink, Director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts Natasha Franceschi, Armenia Desk Officer Ted Massey and Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Armenia Rafik Mansour.

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