H.E. Mr. Hrachya POLADIAN

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Iraq






1992-94          Faculty of Arts, Aleppo University


1988-93          Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University

                         Arabic Studies department

                         Master of Arts in Oriental studies


 Professional Experience


From 25.10.2018 Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Iraq


                          Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                            Yerevan, Armenia

01.01.2012-       Middle East Department         

24.10.2018        Head of the Middle East, North African Arab Countries & Israel



2008-11            Armenian Embassy in Cairo                                          Egypt

                         Counsellor of Political Affairs


2006-08            Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                            Yerevan, Armenia

                           Policy Planning Department

                           Head of the Information Division


2002-06           Armenian Embassy in Damascus                                   Syria

                          First Secretary, Political affairs


2001-02           Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                             Yerevan

                          Second Secretary, Middle East Department


1999-2001      Armenian Consulate General in Aleppo                         Syria

                         Second Secretary


1998-99          Armenian Embassy in Damascus                                    Syria

                                   Second Secretary


1996-98          Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                              Yerevan, Armenia

                         Third Secretary, Europe Department


1995-96          Ministry of Foreign Affairs                                              Yerevan, Armenia

                         Diplomatic Attaché, Press department


1993-94          Armenian Consulate General in Aleppo                         Syria

                         Consular officer


1987-88          Printing house of the Armenian Academy of Science   Yerevan

                   Arabic typesetter


Special Trainings



1994                 Cairo Diplomatic Institute, Egypt

1995                 Vienna Diplomatic academy

2013                 Beijing Diplomatic Academy

2016              MESA Washington, Training course


 Additional information


Language skills:  Arabic, English, Russian

Author of several scientific articles and monograph

Participation in international conferences: Council of Europe (1997) & Greece (1996)





2016            Medal of Honor

                     Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

 Received several certificates of gratitude by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassadors


Married to Mrs. Zara Balaian, with two sons.



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