By Alin K. Gregorian
WATERTOWN — Ambassador John A. Heffern made a stop at the Keljik Hall of St. James Armenian Church on Thursday, December 13, as part of his tour of US communities here, in New York and in California. (His office had chosen to make two stops in Boston, at St. James on Thursday and at St. Stephen’s Armenian Church on Friday.)
“I’m here to listen. I’m here to learn. I’ll take back what I learn from you tonight,” he said.
Heffern, setting a different tone than his predecessor, Marie Yovanovitch, has tried to take part in the community life in Yerevan with his wife, Libby.
He was introduced by Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.