Varuzhan Nersesyan became ambassador of Armenia to the United States on Jan. 11, 2019, having previously served as assistant to the Armenian prime minister since April 2018. Ambassador Nersesyan also previously served in Washington, D.C., as deputy chief of mission from 2008 to 2012.
In addition, he was assistant to the Armenian president responsible for international affairs and matters related to the National Security Council (2012-18); head of the External Relations Department for the Armenian National Assembly (2006-08); head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-06); and deputy head of mission for the Armenian Permanent Mission to the OSCE in Vienna (2000-03).
Other postings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include head of the Conventional Arms Control Division with the Arms Control and International Security Department (2003-05) and OSCE desk officer (1999-2000).
Ambassador Nersesyan holds a master’s degree in international relations, diplomacy and international law from Yerevan State University in Armenia; a master’s in public administration from the Public Administration Academy in Yerevan; and a certificate from the Global Master of Arts Program at Boston’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He speaks Armenian, English, Russian and German, and is married with three children.
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