Ambassador

 TIGRAN BALAYAN

Ambassador- designate of the Republic of Armenia

to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

 

 

Date and Place of Birth

29 October 1977, Yerevan, Armenia

Education

1994–1999 - Student in the International Relations department of the Yerevan State University (YSU) with a degree in history and international relations.

1999–2002 - PhD student in the International Relations department of the YSU. PhD in History (2002). The topic of the dissertation was "Nagorno-Karabakh issue and the international diplomacy in 1991–1994".

2000–2002 - Student in the International Relations department of the Diplomatic academy of the MFA of the Russian Federation.

 

Working Experience

1997–2000 - Assistant of the Permanent Representative of the NKR in Armenia, responsible for the public relations.

2000–2002 - Assistant of the Head of the Political department in the Embassy of Armenia in Russia.

2002–2003 - Attaché at the department of the Information and Public Relations of the MFA of the Republic of Armenia.

2002–2004 - Lecturer at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.

2003–2004 - Attaché, later Third Secretary at the NATO division of the Arms Control and International Security Department of the MFA.

2004–2007 - Embassy of Armenia in the Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Third, later Second Secretary

2007–2008 - Acting head of the Media Relations division of the Press and Information department of the MFA.

2007-2018 - Lecturer in the YSU International Relations department, since 2013 has the academic rank of Associate Professor

2008–2010 - Acting Spokesperson, as well as Acting head of Press and Information department of the MFA

2010 -2018 - Spokesperson of the MFA

2016-2018 - Acting Head of Information and Public Diplomacy Department of the MFA

Author of more than a dozen scientific articles, as well as the monograph entitled "Nagorno-Karabakh issue and international diplomacy in 1991–1994", as well as collection of lectures on “Multilateral Diplomacy”, “Information support of Foreign Policy”.

Participated in dozens of summits and international conferences as a member of delegations of Armenia.

Languages

Fluent in Russian, English, French.

Diplomatic rank

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia

 Awards

The Medal of "Mkhitar Gosh"

The Medal of Gratitude of the Artsakh Republic

 

The Medal of NKR MFA 20th Anniversary,

Letters of appreciation from President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia,

The Medal of “John Kirakosyan”,

The Medal of "Vazgen Sargsyan" of Ministry of Defense of RA.

Marital status

Married, with a son and a daughter.

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