John M. Ordway
Event Date: January 8, 2004
John M. Ordway, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia since its
declaration of independence in 1991, delivered this
"Report from Armenian: 2003" at the Library of
Congress under the sponsorship of the Near East Section
on January 8, 2004.
Ambassador Ordway became the fourth representative
of the US to Armenia on November 16, 2001. He brought to
that assignment an extensive background in Soviet and Russian affairs,
European security, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping operations.
The 2003 in Armenia witnessed disputed elections and ongoing
economic problems as well as encouraging advancements in
international and commercial relations in Armenia and the two other
republic of the Caucasus-Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Ambassador Ordway presented his observations on and assessments
of these matters within the context of the growth of
American-Armenian relations through-out the year to an audience
of scholars, governmental officials, members of the domestic and
foreign diplomatic corps, of various Washington based organizations
and NGOs and of the Armenian community.
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programs, see the Armenia Country Page of the Near East Section.
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