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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ARMENIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

7 May 2019
NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ARMENIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

Andranik Hovhannisyan, the new Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Hovhannisyan had been serving as an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia since 2014.  He was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Armenia in Washington from 2012 to 2014.  He was the Head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, from 2010 to 2012.  He has also served as First Secretary at the Council of Europe Division of the Foreign Ministry from 2009 to 2010; Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, in Vienna, from 2006 to 2009; Third Secretary at the Army Control and International Security Department at the Foreign Ministry from 2004 to 2006; attaché at the Embassy of Armenia to Syria in Damascus, from 2000 to 2004; and attaché at the information and public affairs department at the Foreign Ministry from 1999 to 2000. 

Mr. Hovhannisyan has a degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, United States (2000); a PhD in history from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Yerevan State University (1998 to 2001); and studied at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Cairo in Egypt from 1996 to 1997, and at the Department of Arabic Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University from 1993 to 1998.  He was born on 6 April 1976 in Yerevan, Armenia, and is married with four children.



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