VLADIMIR KARAPETYAN APPOINTED AS HEAD OF RA FOREIGN MINISTRY’S PRESS AND INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
By order of RA Foreign Minister, Vladimir Karapetyan has been
appointed as Head of RA Foreign Ministry’s Press and Information
Department. Earlier, V. Karapetyan hold a position of the acting
spokesman, Head of Press and Information Department.
Mr. Karapetyan, whose last assigned was head of the Press Department’s
Media Relations Division, is a graduate of Yerevan State University’s
Department of Oriental Studies. Prior to his graduation in 1993,
he had served in the Soviet Army.
Mr. Karapetyan started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
in 1994 as Attache in the CIS Department. In 1996, he served as Third
Secretary at the Armenian Embassy in Ukraine. From 1997 to 2001, he
served as Second Secretary, then Head, of the CIS Countries Division
at the CIS Department.
Later he worked as the Head of the Security Cooperation Division of
the Military-Political Department. In 2001-2004, he was Counselor,
Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Armenia in Georgia. He has
participated in several dozen official and working visits, as well as
international conferences. He has also attended various diplomatic
training courses, notably a five-month course at the NATO Defense
College in Rome. He speaks fluent Armenian, Russian and English. He
is married and has three children.