Completing Mission in ROA John Evans Will Complete Diplomatic Srvc.

COMPLETING HIS MISSION IN ARMENIA JOHN EVANS WILL ALSO COMPLETE HIS
DIPLOMATIC SERVICE

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 1, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. Ambassador of the
U.S. John Evans completing his diplomatic mission in Armenia has not
been appointed to any new post. He declared in his interview to radio
Liberty that he has not even asked for it as he is leaving the
diplomatic service. In response to the question, whether it was his
decision, he Ambassador said: "Yes, the documents on my resignation
were submitted by me." In connection with his untimely recall Evans
said that there is no precise term for any ambassador: "All of us
serve the President. I was very glad to receive a positive message
from President Bush recently. He expressed gratitude to me for my work
in Armenia." In response to the question, whether he retracts his
words on the Armenian Genocide voiced by him in February last year in
the U.S., which, as Armenian circles of America affirm, became the
reason for the Ambassador’s recall, Evans said: "I have never
discussed this issue here, in Armenia. And what I have done is
registered and is accessible for everybody on the website of the
U.S. Embassy." In connection with Richard Hoagland nominated to the
post of Ambassador to Armenia by the U.S. administration Evans said
that he has worked with him and highly estimates his professionalism.

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