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Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia

About Speaker

Dr Sarkissian was Prime Minister of Armenia from 1996 – 97.Before that he was the Armenian Ambassador to the UK, Senior Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Europe (Deputy Foreign Minister) and concurrently represented Armenia as Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and The Vatican.   Following his term as Prime Minister of Armenia from 1996 to 1997, he was reappointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1998.

From 1976 to 1984 , before his term in public office, Dr. Sarkissian was  Professor of Physics at Yerevan State University and subsequently Head of the Department of Computer Modelling of Complex Systems at the University’s Department of Theoretical Physics. In 1984 he became a Visiting Research Fellow and later professor at the University of Cambridge.