Permanent Representative

H.E. Mr. Gagik HOVHANNISYAN

Permanent Representative
of the Republic of Armenia to NATO

 

Date and Place of Birth:

01 July 1974, Armenia

Education:

PhD in Political Science

2011 - 2014 Postgraduate Studies at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, Yerevan, Armenia. 

2003 - 2005MA in Diplomatic Studies
Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

1999 The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA

1990 - 1995 Department of International Relations (Specialization in International Relations and History), Gladzor Management University, Yerevan, Armenia (Honour Diploma, MA equivalent)

Professional Experience:

October 2017 - Ambassador, Head of the Mission of the Republic of Armenia to NATO, Brussels, Belgium

2016 - 2017 Director of Department of Arms Control and International Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

2010 - 2016 Head of NATO Division, Department of Arms Control and International Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

2007 - 2010 First Secretary, later Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva, Switzerland.

2007 - 2010 First Secretary, later Counsellor, Embassy of Armenia to Switzerland (residence in Geneva).

2008 - 2009 Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Armenia to the UN Office and Other International Organizations at Geneva and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Armenia to Switzerland (residence in Geneva).

2005 - 2007 Head of Second Division for Bilateral Relations (Central and Eastern Europe), Europe Department, MFA, Armenia.

2002 - 2004 Third Secretary, Embassy of Armenia in the United Kingdom, London.

2000 - 2002 OSCE Desk officer, European Department, MFA, Armenia

1998 - 2000 Third Secretary, II European Department, MFA, Armenia.

1997 - 1998 Attaché, Department of Political-Military Affairs, MFA, Armenia. 

Academic activities

2005 - 2006 Lecturer at the European Regional Academy, Yerevan, Armenia 

2006 - 2007 Lecturer at the Academy of Public Administration, Yerevan, Armenia. 

Publications

Author of articles on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding.

Languages

Native Armenian speaker, fluent in English and Russian, has working knowledge of French.

Marital Status

Married with two children