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Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations


Date and Place of Birth

20 March 1966, Yerevan, Armenia



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

1991-1993 Third, later Second Secretary, European Department, 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 (non-resident), Embassy of Armenia to the Holy See, Vatican City.

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

Diplomatic rank:- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Decorated with the Medal of Mkhitar  Gosh of Armenia (2011) for distinguished service in diplomacy.



English, Russian, French


Married to Mrs. Irina Igitkhanyan (1991), with two sons, Gevorg (1992), and Hayk (1994).