Eurasia Foundation board of trustees on official visit to S Caucasus

Oct 8 2004


YEREVAN, OCTOBER 8, ARMENPRESS: The Eurasia Foundation’s Yerevan
office said its Board of Trustees will be on an official tour of the
South Caucasus in October. Comprising visits in Armenia, Azerbaijan
and Georgia, the tour will kick off on October 9 in Armenia, where
the Board will spend three days, and conclude in Azerbaijan on
October 16th.
“We are extremely honored to host our colleagues from Washington,
DC,” said Ara Nazinyan, Country Director of the Armenia Program.
“This tour will not only give the Board a chance to witness
Foundation projects up close, but also to form a broader view of how
enhancements can be realized in the future.”
While in Armenia, the Board of Trustees will be joined by Eurasia
Foundation local staff and field executives, including Andrea Harris,
Regional Vice-President for the Caucasus, to meet with high-level
Armenian government officials. In addition, there will be a visit to
Mother See Holy Etchmiadzin; meetings with John Evans, Ambassador of
the United States; and representatives of international and Diaspora
donor organizations. The Board will also visit several Eurasia
Foundation grantee sites throughout Armenia.
“The upcoming tour in the South Caucasus is one of our most highly
anticipated events this year,” said Charles William Maynes, President
of the Eurasia Foundation. “Our visits and meetings in Armenia will
help us make a clearer assessment of our programs’ current and
long-term impact,” he continued. “As importantly, we will have the
opportunity to continue building relationships with the people of
Visiting Board of Trustees members include Sarah Carey,
Chairperson; William Frenzel, Vice-Chair; Eugene Lawson; Thomas
Pickering, Margaret Richardson; Daniel Witt, George Helland; and
Michael McFaul.
“I consider such visits to be of critical importance to what
we’re trying to achieve in the South Caucasus,” stated Andrea Harris.
“As we continue to work hard to foster multilateral collaboration and
economic integration in the region, it is vital for the leadership of
the Eurasia Foundation to have first-hand familiarity with the
opportunities and challenges involved in those processes.”

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