Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Alexander ARZOUMANIAN

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

(Non resident Ambassador of Armenia to the 
Kingdom of Denmark and the Kingdom of Norway)

 

Date and place of birth

December 24, 1959, Yerevan, Armenia

Education

1977-1982     Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow, Russia. BS in mathematics

1982-1986    Yerevan State University, MS in mathematics

Professional experience

1984-1990  Worked as theoretical mathematician, Yerevan Automated Control SystemsScientific Research Institute

1988-1990       Participated in the independence movement. Ran the information center of the Armenian National Movement and published the Movement’s newspapers and other samizdat literature.

1990-1991      Served as Advisor to the President of the Supreme Council       (Parliament) of the Republic of Armenia

1991               By a joint decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Armenia, was sent to the USA with the task of establishing diplomatic missions of the Republic of Armenia.

1992-1993        Served as Armenia’s Ambassador to the USA

1992-1996    Served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations

1996-1998      Served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

1998-2000       Worked as chief advisor to the president of Armagrobank

2000-2012    Participated in local politics, as chairman of the Armenian National Movement (2000–2002 and 2008-2012), and worked with local and international NGOs in the area of human rights, democracy, and regional cooperation.

2001-2004     Was a founding member of the Turkish Armenian Reconciliation Commission (TARC), an independent group of prominent Armenians and Turks that commissioned a groundbreaking legal analysis from the International Center for Transitional Justice regarding the applicability of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide to the Armenian Genocide

2012-2017       Served as Member of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Armenia and vice-chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Relations.

2017-             Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Kingdom of Denmark and to the Kingdom of Norway

2019 March     Ambassador  of the Republic of Armenia to the Kingdom of Sweden

 

Diplomatic rank

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1992)

Languages

Armenian native, fluent in English, Russian and French

Marital status

Married, with one son

 

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