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  • Transcaucasia Resiliency Exercise held in Tbilisi

    Resiliency Exercise held in Tbilisi

    From December 2 – 5, Armenian representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Emergency Services and the National Security Service participated in ...

  • New penitentiary opens in Armenia to serve special inmates

    New penitentiary opens in Armenia

    A new correctional facility conforming to European standards was officially launched in Armavir on Saturday as part of the Government’s efforts to reform the corrections system and reduce overcrowding in prisons.

  • German Ambassador Reiner Morell, British Ambassador Katherine Leach, Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia in the NATO, Armenia Samvel Mkrtchyan and American Ambassador John Heffern at the reception

    NATO Week Armenia; Handover reception

    U.S. Ambassador in Armenia John Heffern hosted a reception in honor of NATO Week in Armenia (November 10-14). NATO Week is an initiative organized by NATO Ally embassies in Armenia ...

  • U.S. Embassy Hosts a Concert in Honor of Daniel Pearl and Press Freedom

    Concert in Honor of Daniel Pearl

    On October 27, U.S. Ambassador John Heffern welcomed The Beautified Project and the Liberta Quartet on stage at the Tumanyan Puppet Theater for an evening of music and cultural dialogue.

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  • U.S. and Armenia reach reciprocal visa arrangement

    Effective January 1, 2015, the United States will begin issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement with the Republic of Armenia. Armenian applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrant visa (NIV) may be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and tourist travel to the U.S. 

  • Fellowship for Leaders in NGOs

    The U.S. Embassy announces a competitive fellowship for nonprofit/NGO leaders from Armenia to apply for a paid, prestigious fellowship in the U.S. for one year of leadership development through Atlas Corps. Atlas Corps is seeking nonprofit leaders with 2-10 years of experience, a college degree and English proficiency to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. 

  • U.S. Embassy hosts Renowned American Writers
    U.S. Embassy hosts Renowned American Writers

    On October 21-23, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Armenian Literature Foundation, will host American writers from the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, USA. 

  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on of the Display of the Ghazir Rug in the White House Visitor Center

    On November 18-23, the White House Visitor Center will show an exhibit entitled: “Thank you to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad.” Among those gifts displayed will be the Ghazir Rug. 

  • Opening of the Registration Period for the DV-2016 Diversity Visa Lottery
    DV-2016 Diversity Visa Lottery

    Yerevan, Armenia - The U.S. Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2016 Diversity Visa lottery. 

  • "Water by the SpoonFul" performance rehearsal.
    U.S. Embassy Sponsors Premiere of “Water by the Spoonful” at HighFest

    The U.S. Embassy announces the premiere of the 2012 U.S. Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama Water by the Spoonful during the HighFest international arts festival on October 2 at the Yerevan Puppet Theater. The play explores the trauma experienced by a wounded veteran of the Iraq war and his struggles to reintegrate into “normal” life. 

  • Office of Defense Cooperation hosts graduates of IMET program
    Office of Defense Cooperation hosts graduates of IMET program

    On the evening of 30 September, in the US Embassy’s atrium, the Ambassador and the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) hosted a reception for graduates of the ODC’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. 

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