22 ապրիլ, 2014 17:48

Zohrap Mnatsakanyan, New Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN

On April 22 President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree which effectively relieved Karen Nazaryan of his position as the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations.

According to another decree signed by the President, Zohrap Mnatsakanyan was appointed as the new United Nations Representative. Mnatsakanyan recently left his position as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

Mr. Mnatsakanyan was born on March 20, 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1990 he studied at the International Economic Relations Department at the Moscow International Relations State Institute. In 1989 he worked at the USSR Embassy in the United States. In 1991 he received a Master’s Degree in Western European Politics at the Political Studies Department at Victoria University of Manchester, commonly known as the University of Manchester.

From 1991-1993 he worked as third and later second secretary at the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as first secretary at the Armenian Embassy in Great Britain and then in the Armenian Embassy in the Vatican from 1993-1997. In 1997 he worked as an advisor to the Prime Minister. From 1997-1999 he was the Head of the European Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1999-2002 he was Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of the President’s Office. From 2002-2008 he was the Permanent Representative of Armenia for the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia in Switzerland. From 2008-2011 he was the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the European Council.

His diplomatic rank is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He is married and has two sons.