YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian appointed Vladimir Karapetian as Ministry Spokesperson and Head of the Press and Information Department. Karapetian has been in this position in an acting capacity for the last year.
Karapetian, whose last assignment was head of the Press Department’s Media Relations Division, is a graduate of Yerevan State University’s Department of Oriental Studies.
Prior to his graduation in 1993, he served in the Soviet Army.
Karapetian began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 as an attach? in the CIS Department. In 1996, he served as Third Secretary at the Armenian Embassy in Ukraine. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Second Secretary, then Head, of the CIS Countries Division at the CIS Department. Later he worked as the Head of the Security Cooperation Division of the Military-Political Department. From 2001 to 2004, he was Counselor, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Armenia in Georgia.
He has participated in several dozen official and working visits, as well as international conferences. He has also attended various diplomatic training courses, notably a five-month course at the NATO Defense College in Rome.
He speaks fluent Armenian, Russian and English. He is married and has three children.