Washington briefing: New appointments: Karabakh Representative to the United States, Armenia’s consul in Los Angeles

by Emil Sanamyan

Published: Thursday February 05, 2009

Robert Avetisyan, representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) in the United States.

Washington - Robert Avetisyan has been appointed the representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) in the United States, taking over from Vardan Barseghyan, the press service of the president of the republic reported this week.

Mr. Barseghyan, who served in the United States since 1999, has returned to Stepanakert to become Karabakh's deputy foreign minister. Mr. Avetisyan has been counselor at NKR's Office in the United States since the beginning of 2008. From 1999 on, Mr. Avetisyan has worked for the Foreign Ministry in Stepanakert.

Sources familiar with the rotation told the Armenian Reporter last week that Grigor Hovhannisyan will replace Armen Liloyan as Armenia's consul general in Los Angeles. Since 2006, Mr. Hovhannisyan has been executive director of the Shushi Revival Fund, chaired by the mayor of Yerevan.
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