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"Report from
Armenian: 2003"

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.

For more information of the Library’s Armenian collections and programs, see the Armenia Country Page of the Near East Section.

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