To advance the U.S.-Armenia and U.S.-Artsakh relationships based upon a common vision of democracy, the rule of law, open markets, regional security and unfettered commerce.
The U.S.-Armenia and U.S.-Artsakh relationship is a mutually beneficial one that reinforces America's morals values and strategic interests. Assembly's goal is to raise awareness of Armenia and Artsakh in the United States to ensure rule of law, self-governance, and a consolidation of democratic values.
U.S.-ARMENIA & ARTSAKH RELATIONS
The Assembly’s extensive experience in Armenia, working closely with key government agencies, officials, and charitable organizations, provides us with unique insight on how U.S. assistance can best advance policy goals in the region. We seek to maximize the effectiveness of U.S. assistance and strengthen the U.S. relationship with Armenia and Artsakh.
DEMOCRACY AND PEACE
The United States, as a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, has a vested interest in advancing peace and bringing stability to the region. The governments of Armenia and Artsakh have consistently indicated their desire to peacefully resolve the conflict and have offered confidence-building measures to help reduce tensions and build trust. Stand with democracy and justice, as opposed to repression and intolerance.
Armenia continues to serve U.S. interests in the region. Armenia’s actions stand in stark contrast to their increasingly authoritarian neighbors, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
During the second half of the 19th century, the Armenian population in the decaying Ottoman Empire became the target of heightened persecution, culminating in the Armenian Genocide, which was conceived and carried out by the Young Turk regime from 1915 to 1923. The first genocide of the 20th century resulted in the deportation of near 2 million Armenians, of whom 1.5 million men, women and children were killed, while the remaining 500,000 were expelled from their homeland of 3,000 years.