Armen Sarkissian

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Armen Sarkissian
Արմեն Սարգսյան
Armen Sargsyan, November 2008.jpg
Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to United Kingdom
President Serzh Sargsyan
Prime Minister September 27, 2013
9th Prime Minister of Armenia
In office
November 4, 1996 – March 20, 1997
Preceded by Hrant Bagratyan
Succeeded by Robert Kocharyan
Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Holy See
In office
Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to United Kingdom
In office
Personal details
Born (1953-06-23) June 23, 1953 (age 63)
Yerevan, Armenia
Nationality Armenian
Political party none
Religion Armenian Apostolic Church

Armen Vardani Sarkissian (Armenian: Արմեն Վարդանի Սարգսյան;[note 1] born June 23, 1953 in Yerevan, Armenian SSR) was the Prime Minister of Armenia from November 4, 1996 to March 20, 1997. Previously, he had been Armenia's ambassador in London, having been a faculty member at the University of Cambridge when Armenia became the first country to gain independence from the former Soviet Union.[citation needed]

He is now one of the directors of Eurasia House.[1]

Since 2013 he serves on board of trustees of International School "Dilijan", Dilijan, Armenia.

Armen Sarkissian is a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organization which works to support democratic leadership, prevent and resolve conflict through mediation and promote good governance in the form of democratic institutions, open markets, human rights and the rule of law. It does so by making available, discreetly and in confidence, the experience of former leaders to today’s national leaders. It is a not-for-profit organization composed of former heads of government, senior governmental and international organization officials who work closely with Heads of Government on governance-related issues of concern to them.


  1. ^ His surname is also rendered as Sargsyan. As director of Eurasia House, he uses the spelling Armen Sarkissian, which is the French transcription of his name in Russian (Армен Саркисян). On former Soviet passports, the Russian names were usually transcribed to Latin alphabet using a French transcription system since French was the language used on it as the diplomatic language.


Political offices
Preceded by
Hrant Bagratyan
Prime Minister of Armenia
Succeeded by
Robert Kocharyan