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Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan

RA Minister of Foreign Affairs

In office since
12 May 2018

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
20 March 1966, Yerevan, Armenia

Education
1990 - Graduate of the Department of International Economic Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia.

1989 - Academic visit and practical work, Embassy of the USSR in the United States of America, Washington, USA.

1991- MA (Econ.) Western European Politics, Department of Politics, Economic and Social Studies, Victoria University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Professional Experience
1984 - 1986 - Served in the Soviet Army.

1991-1993 - Third, later Second Secretary, European Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

1993-1997 - Second, later First Secretary, Embassy of Armenia in the United Kingdom, London, UK.

1995-1997 - First Secretary, Embassy of Armenia to the Holy See, Vatican City (residence - London, UK).

1997 - Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

1997-1998 - Head of the First European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

1998-1999 - Head of the Department of Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

1999-2002 - Head of the External Relations Department, Office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

2002-2008 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

2002-2008 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Swiss Confederation (residence in Geneva, Switzerland).

2008-2011 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

2011-2014 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Negotiator for the EU-Armenia Association Agreement, Yerevan, Armenia

2014 - 2018 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations, New York, USA

Diplomatic rank
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

State Awards
2011 - Medal of Mkhitar Gosh of the Republic of Armenia.

Languages
English, Russian, French

Marital status
Married, with two sons

On May 12, 2018, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.