Among the guests were Armenia’s Prime Minister, Karen Karapetyan, President of Armenia’s Constitutional Court, Gagik Harutunyan, Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection, Artsvik Minasyan, Armenia’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, Davit Lokyan, Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, and the Chairman of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee, Vardan Harutyunyan, as well the ambassadors from several countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.
After welcoming remarks by USAID Armenia Mission Director, Deborah Grieser, Prime Minister Karapetyan expressed his gratitude for USAID’s ongoing endeavors to foster sustainable development in the Republic of Armenia.
He was followed by US Ambassador to Armenia, Richard Mills, who stated, “I can see today the progress Armenia has made in economy, democratic institutions, media and civil society. This progress was made because USAID has provided more than 1 billion dollars from the US people and has been able to work side by side with the Armenian partners.“
Ms. Grieser was joined on stage by USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Margot Ellis who arrived from Washington for this special event. Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, president of the American University of Armenia, also took the stage and spoke of the significant role USAID and its subsidiary, American Schools and Hospitals Abroad, have had in the development of the university and the country.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.
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