Permanent Representative

 

 

David VIRABYAN

Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of Armenia to the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)

Upon the February 27, 2015 decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, appointed Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Date and Place of Birth

October 16, 1977, Yerevan

Education

In 1999 graduated with honors the Department of Arabic studies of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Yerevan State University.

In 2002 completed a PhD (Candidate) in history from the Yerevan State University defending thesis titled “Jordanian-Israeli ties in 1948-1994”.

Professional Experience

2011-2015 – Head of the CSTO division of the CIS department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. Member of the CSTO Interstate Committee on Military-Technical Cooperation, Armenian-Russian and Armenian-Belarusian Intergovernmental Commissions on Military-Technical Cooperation, as well as a range of other international and Armenian interdepartmental committees and working groups.

2010-2011 – First Secretary, then Head of the Military-Political Cooperation Division of the Arms Control and International Security Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

2009-2010 – Second, then First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Belarus.

2007-2009 – Second Secretary at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Armenia to the CIS structures in Belarus.

2005-2007 – Third, then Second Secretary at the Arab Countries and Israel Division of the Near and Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

2002-2005 – Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the Lebanese Republic.

2000-2002 – Attaché at the Arab Countries and Israel Division of the Near and Middle East Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

Foreign Languages

Russian, English, Arabic.

Marital Status

Married, with a daughter.