June 14, 2024 - 11:00 AMT
Deputy U.S. Secretary of State to arrive in Yerevan

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma will travel to Yerevan, Armenia from June 17-19 to participate in the U.S.-Armenia Local Government Forum on Democracy.

According to a statement from the Department of State, Verma will also meet with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan.

“This visit reflects our intention to further strengthen bilateral ties with the Armenian people,” the statement reads.

Deputy Secretary Verma will lead a delegation of state and local officials representing California, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, and Pennsylvania. He will be accompanied by Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Nina Hachigian, who leads the new subnational diplomacy team at the State Department, and Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Sarah Morgenthau.

The delegation will engage across the public and private sector and with civil society organizations.