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Ashot Hovakimian
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ashot Hovakimian

Ashot Hovakimian was born on November 16, 1961, in Yerevan.

1978 - Graduated from the Secondary School N 55 after A.P.Chekhov.

1983 - Graduated from the Moscow State University, Slavic Studies.

1987 - graduated from the Institute for Slavic and Balkan Studies, Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Ph.D. in Slavic and Balkan Studies.

1988-1992 - Researcher, Armenian National Academy of Sciences

1992 - 1993 - Second Secretary, Desk-officer for Balkans, European Desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

1993 - 1996 – Charge d’Affaires ad interim, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the Hellenic Republic, Athens.

1996 - 1998 – Head of the Second European Desk, European Department; Director of the Second European Department (Central and South-Eastern Europe) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

1998 - Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

1998 - Charge d’Affaires en pied of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Poland.

1999 – 2006 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Poland.

2000 - 2006– Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Latvia (residence in Warsaw).

2000 - 2006 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Lithuania (residence in Warsaw).

2000 - 2006 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Estonia (residence in Warsaw).

2006 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria.

2006 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Hungary /residence in Vienna/.

2006 - 2011 -Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Czech Republic /residence in Vienna/.

2006 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Slovak Republic /residence in Vienna/.

2008 - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2008 - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the International Organizations in Vienna (UNIDO, UNODC, IAEA, CTBTO).

Has a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Decorated with Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland (2005) and Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana 2nd class of Estonia (2006).

Decorated with the Medal of Mkhitar Gosh of Armenia (2011) for significant services in the sphere of diplomacy.

2016 – 2nd degree medal “For Services Contributed to the Motherland”

Author of 2 monographs and 60 scientific and politological articles.

Married with one daughter and one son.

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English, Serbian, Croatian, Polish.

 

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