Friday, 27 September 2013

Armen Sarkissian Appointed Armenia's UK Ambassador‏

Armen Sarkissian Appointed Armenia's UK Ambassador

YEREVAN / LONDON (27.09.2013) - President Serzh Sargsyan today signed a decree appointing former Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian Armenia’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom. 

Sarkissian served as Armenia’s prime minister from November 1996 to March 1997. 

In October 1991, invited by the President of Armenia to serve as a diplomat, Armen Sarkissian established the first Armenian Embassy in the West in London and served as Ambassador until 1999.  In addition to his diplomatic mission to the United Kingdom, he concurrently represented Armenia as Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and The Vatican. In 1995-96 he was Head of Mission of the Republic of Armenia to Europe. 

Sarkissian succeeds the late Ambassador Karine Ghazinyan, who served from September 2011 until her untimely death in December 2012.

(See the President's decree is at this link:

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