Head of Mission


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to Austria

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the OSCE



Born September 10, 1956 in Yerevan, Armenia


1973-1977 Armenian State Pedagogical University, Faculty of History and Geography, Diploma of Higher Education

1977-1980 Armenian State Pedagogical University, Post-Graduate Studies

1981 Armenian State Pedagogical University, Ph.D.(Candidate) in History

1999 Armenian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Doctor of Sciences (Dr. Habil.) in History

Professional Experience

1980-1986 Armenian Academy of Sciences, Project Director at the Center of Scientific Information for Social Sciences

1986-1990 Central Committee of the CP Armenia, Advisor on Science and International Relations

1990-1991 Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Project Director at the Armenian Diaspora Studies Department

1991-1994 First Deputy Foreign Minister

10.1992-02.1993 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs

1994-1999 Ambassador to Greece, also accredited to Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

1999-2005 Ambassador to the United States of America, Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States

2005-2011 Deputy Foreign Minister

Since 2005 Yerevan State University, Professor of History and International Relations

Diplomatic Rank

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


1999 Decorated with Gold Medal of city Athens

2001 Commemorative Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

2009 Medal of  "John Kirakossian" of MFA Armenia

2006 Gold Medal of the Yerevan State University

2011 Decorated with the Medal of Mkhitar Gosh of Armenia for significant services in the sphere of diplomacy


Author of books and more than 120 publications on the History of Diplomacy and International Relations.


English, Russian

Marital Status

Married, with a son