YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Ambassador Rudolf V. Perina arrived in Yerevan and assumed the duties of Charg? d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan as of July 10, the U.S. embassy in Armenia’said Tuesday.
It said Ambassador Perina’s extensive knowledge and experience in Armenia, and well-established personal and professional relationships with senior Armenian leaders, will be a great help in sustaining continuity in important bilateral relationship with Armenia.
“This will not be a long-term assignment, and it does not alter the need for a permanent U.S. ambassador in Armenia. Ambassador Richard Hoagland remains President Bush’s nominee for the position of Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia,” the embassy said in a press release.