New Permanent Representative of Armenia Presents Credentials

10 June 2014

New Permanent Representative of Armenia Presents Credentials

10 June 2014
Press Release
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note



(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prior to his latest appointment, Mr. Mnatsakanyan served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, and from 2011, as Chief Negotiator for the European Union-Armenia Association Agreement.  Between 2008 and 2011, he was Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.  Appointed Ambassador to Switzerland in 2002, he served concurrently as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.

Prior to those assignments, Mr. Mnatsakanyan headed the External Relations Department in the Office of the President between 1999 and 2002.  From 1998 to 1999, he served as Head of the Europe Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from 1997 until 1998, as Head of the First European Department.  Also in 1997, he served as the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

In other overseas postings, Mr. Mnatsakanyan served in both the Holy See and the United Kingdom between 1995 and 1997, and from 1993 to 1997, respectively.

He is a graduate of the Department of International Economic Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and holds a master’s degree in Western European Politics from Victoria University.

Born in 1966, in Yerevan, Armenia, he is married and has two sons.

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