Between the 4th and the 19th centuries Armenia was conquered and ruled by, among others, Persians, Arabs, Byzantines, Mongols and Turks. While Armenia was under Ottoman rule the United States established a consulate in Ezerum, Armenia (present-day Erzurum, Turkey) in 1896.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Armenia in 1992 following its independence from the Soviet Union. Together, the two countries work to reduce poverty, expand trade and investment, promote the work of civil society groups, and broaden access to healthcare. The United States is committed to strengthening democracy and the formation of an open market economy in Armenia. The United States supports efforts to peacefully resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reopen the closed borders with Azerbaijan and Turkey, and promote regional stability, peace, and prosperity.
U.S. Government assistance to Armenia supports democratic, economic, and social reforms, as well as efforts to promote regional peace and prosperity.
Armenia and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization. Today, the U.S. embassy is in Yerevan. For more information on our relationship with Armenia, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.