Representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
in the United States of America
Mr. ROBERT AVETISYAN, Permanent Representative
of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic to the United States
Robert Avetisyan was born in 1978 in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno Karabakh.
In 1999, he graduated from the Artsakh State University in Stepanakert, NKR.
Since August 1999, Robert Avetisyan has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, serving in different positions of the Ministry’s analytical and political departments.
In 2006, Mr. Avetisyan completed a special course at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.
In 2008, he was appointed Counselor of the NKR Permanent Representation in the United States.
In February 2009, by Decree of the NKR President Bako Sahakyan, Robert Avetisyan was appointed Permanent Representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic to the United States.
Since 1997 NKR maintains a representation office (a de-facto Embassy) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Avetisyan is the chief executive officer of the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the United States (NKR Office). The NKR Office is registered with U.S. Government under Foreign Agent Registration Act.
Robert Avetisyan is married with two children.
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Vardan Barseghian, NKR Representative to the United States, 1999-2009.