Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Karen GRIGORYAN

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

Mr. Karen Grigorian, a career member of the Armenian Foreign Service, was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Iraq by presidential decree on June 26, 2014.  

Prior to assuming this position, Ambassador Grigorian served as Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Aleppo (Syria) from 2011 to 2014. He was head of the Middle East, North African Arab Countries & Israel Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2002-04 and 2005-06. In that capacity he was in charge of policy formulation and implementation of bilateral political, economic and cultural exchanges with the countries of the specified region.

In 2015 Ambassador Grigorian was granted diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. In 2013 he was awarded with the Medal of Mkhitar Gosh of Armenia by the President of the Republic for significant services in the sphere of diplomacy.

Ambassador Grigorian started his diplomatic career in 1994. His assignments abroad included two years as the third secretary of the Armenian Consulate General in Aleppo (1995-97), followed by a term as the second secretary of the Armenian Embassy in Beirut (1999-2001) and second secretary of the Armenian Embassy in Damascus (2002-04). Later he has also served as the Counselor, Deputy Head of the Mission at the Armenian Embassy in Damascus (2006-09).  

Ambassador Grigorian graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University in 1992. He  holds a Master's Degree in Arabic Studies. 

Beside his native Armenian, he speaks Russian, English and Arabic.

Ambassador Grigorian was born in 1968 in the capital of Armenia Yerevan. Married to Mrs. Anna Grigorian, has a son and a daughter.

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