Ambassador's greetings

 Dear friends,

Welcome to the official web-site of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Sweden and Finland.

The Embassy was established in Stockholm in January 2014, and since November 2014, it has been accredited also to Finland, thus undertaking the task of further advancing bilateral relation between the Republic of Armenia and those two important countries of the Norther Europe.

Our website is intended to grow into a useful tool for those willing to gain knowledge about the Embassy’s activities, current developments in Armenian-Swedish and Armenian-Finnish relations, political and economic cooperation and cultural events. Our team at the Embassy will be glad to provide you with detailed information on Embassy’s activities.

You are welcome to visit our website from time to time to receive news and to leave your comments, queries and feedbacks to the Embassy.


Artak Apitonian
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia  


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the Kingdom of Sweden

(Non resident Ambassador of Armenia to the Republic of Finland)

Date and place of birth
1971, Armenia

1987-1992 - Arabic Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University

1991-1992-Institute Bourguibades Langues Vivantes, Tunisia (Arabic language)
1993 February–July - Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Cairo (special diplomatic courses) 

Professional experience
Appointed as Ambassadorof the Republic of Armeniato Sweden by the Presidential Decree from November 26, 2013 (presented credentials on January 22, 2014). First Armenian residentAmbassador to Sweden.

Appointed as Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Finland by the Presidential Decree from November 6, 2014 (presented credentials on November 13, 2014).

2009-2013 - Head of the Department of External Relations, Office to the President, Yerevan

2008-2009 - Councellor at the Analytical Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yerevan

2005-2008 - Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission, Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN Offices at Geneva

2003-2005 - Head of the UN Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yerevan

1999-2002 - Deputy Chief of Mission/Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Armenia in Lebanon, Beirut

1998 - Advisor, Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN, New York

1995-1997 - Third Secretary, Embassy of Armenia in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

1993–1994 - Arabic Countries & Israel Division, Middle East Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yerevan

Diplomatic rank
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Foreign languages 
English, Russian, Arabic

Married, with three children  



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