Eduard Nalbandyan

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Edvard Nalbandian
Eduard Nalbandyan in meeting with Iranian Parliament chairman Ali Larijani.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
14 April 2008 – 12 May 2018
President Serzh Sargsyan
Armen Sarkissian
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan
Hovik Abrahamyan
Karen Karapetyan
Serzh Sargsyan
Nikol Pashinyan
Preceded by Vartan Oskanian
Succeeded by Zohrab Mnatsakanyan
Personal details
Born (1956-07-16) 16 July 1956 (age 62)
Kirovakan, Soviet Union
(now Vanadzor, Armenia)
Political party Independent
Alma mater Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Edvard[1] Nalbandian (Armenian: Էդվարդ Նալբանդյան; born July 16, 1956) is an Armenian diplomat. He served in the government of Armenia as Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to May 2018.


Nalbandian was posted in Egypt from 1992 to 1998, first as charge d'affaires and then as ambassador. He was then appointed as Ambassador to France in 1999; while holding this post, he concurrently served as Ambassador to Vatican City, Israel, and Andorra.[2]

After Serzh Sargsyan took office as President, he appointed Nalbandian as Foreign Minister from April 14, 2008 till May 2018.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Also Edward or Edvard
  2. ^ a b "New President Appoints Two Key Ministers",, April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Sarkisian Appoints Key Ministers in Emerging Cabinet",, April 15, 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vartan Oskanian
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Zohrab Mnatsakanian