Reflecting to US-Armenia relations and US policies in Armenia, the Ambassador particularly stated: “At the Embassy, we are focused on partnering with Armenia to strengthen your democratic institutions and ensure your security by having the freedom to make your own choices.”

H.E. Richard M. Mills, Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Armenia, and accompanying diplomats at AIISA, February 14, 2018. Photo: H.E. Richard M. Mills, Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Armenia, and accompanying diplomats at AIISA, February 14, 2018.

H.E. Richard M. Mills, Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Armenia, was hosted at the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs today to introduce US National Security Strategy adopted on December 18, 2017 to the expert community.

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Welcoming the Ambassador and diplomats accompanying him, AIISA founder Styopa Safaryan briefly introduced AIISA associate fellows and partner experts, fields of their expertise and regions, research and other activity since its establishment. He particularly expressed contentment and gratitude for the interest toward the Institute and its activity, which is visible both inside and outside the country, particularly expressed by the diplomatic corps accredited in Armenia, including the US Embassy in Armenia.

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In his turn, thanking for the invitation, Ambassador Mills stressed the importance of discussion of US National Security strategy with Armenian wider expert circles, which will provide both sides the opportunity to better understand foreign and domestic policies pursued by Washington and their perceptions on the spot.

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Then the Ambassador provided comprehensive introduction of approaches of that crucial document, revisions and targets in the world and toward regions important for Armenia and top countries. Reflecting to US-Armenia relations and US policies in Armenia, the Ambassador particularly stated: “At the Embassy, we are focused on partnering with Armenia to strengthen your democratic institutions and ensure your security by having the freedom to make your own choices.”

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The Ambassador’s speech was followed by Q&A and lively exchange of views. Institute’s expert community expressed interest and readiness to regularly meet US top and other diplomats in future and discuss issues of mutual interest.

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