Library of Congress Hosts Five Former U.S. Ambassadors to Armenia


WASHINGTON–On Friday, Sept. 28, five former U.S. Ambassadors to Armenia converged at the Library of Congress to talk about “United States-Armenia Relations, 1991-2006” to a capacity crowd at the Library of Congress James Madison memorial Building.
The event , organized by the Near East Section African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress, featured Ambassadors Harry J. Gilmore, Peter Tomsen, Michael C. Lemmon, John Ordway and John Evans.
During the first part of the event, Library of Congress Armenian and Georgian area specialist Dr. Levon Avdoyan introduced the Ambassadors, after which the Ambassadors spoke briefly about their tenure in Armenia. A live question-and-answer section followed, during which the Ambassadors spoke in more detail about a broad range of issues including U.S. assistance to Armenia, the Karabakh conflict, Armenia’s democratic strengthening, Turkish-Armenian relations and the Diaspora’s role in fostering stronger U.S.-Armenia relations.

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