The U.S. Mission in Armenia dates from the 1992 opening of the US Embassy in Yerevan. At present, Mission elements include the U.S. State Department, the United States Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Agriculture.
In carrying out U.S. policy, the U.S. Mission works to support Armenia's economic and political development, through a wide variety of humanitarian aid, technical assistance, and educational and development programs administered through its constituent elements.
As part of the Mission, the U.S. Embassy is responsible for maintaining day-to-day relations between the U.S. and Armenian governments, and for providing consular services to both Armenian and American citizens. The Public Affairs Section is responsible for informing local audiences about the U.S., for conducting educational exchanges and partnerships and for keeping the media informed on U.S. policy. The U.S. Agency for International Development provides humanitarian and development aid, and technical assistance through a number of subcontractors. Other Mission elements are involved in a wide variety of functions, from technical assistance to the Armenian Central Bank to giving information about agricultural techniques to Armenian farmers.