12 May 2018 19:43

Armenia's envoy to UN Mnatsakanian to head Foreign Ministry

YEREVAN. May 12 (Interfax) - Armenian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zohrab Mnatsakanian has been appointed Armenian foreign minister.

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has signed a relevant decree on Saturday, the presidential press service said.

The president signed another decree dismissing Mnatsakanian from the post of the envoy to the UN.

Mnatsakanian, aged 52, has worked in the Armenian Foreign Ministry since 1991. He had served as the Armenian permanent representative to the UN Geneva office and other international organizations and the Armenian ambassador to Switzerland in 2002-2008. He was Armenia's envoy to the Council of Europe in 2008-2011.

He held the post of an Armenian deputy foreign minister in 2011-2014.

He has been serving as the Armenian permanent representative to the UN since 2014.

Edward Nalbandian was the Armenian foreign minister in 2008-2018.