RA NEWLY APPOINTED AMBASSADOR TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES VAHAGN
MELIKIAN'S BIOGRAPHIC DATA


YEREVAN, MAY 8, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. As we have already
informed, by the May 4 decree, RA President Robert Kocharian appointed
Vahagn Melikian the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
the Republic of Armenia to the United Arab Emirates. The RA Ministry's
Press and Information Department submitted the newly appointed
Ambassador's biographic data to Noyan Tapan:

Vahagn Melikian was born in Yerevan, in 1967. He graduated from the
Yerevan State University Department of Oriental Studies. In 1993 he
attended special courses of the Diplomatic Academy of Egypt. He has
worked at the RA Foreign Ministry's system since 1991, as a
referent. In 1991-1992 he worked as the RA Foreign Minister's
Assistant. In 1993-1996 he was the Second Secretary of the RA Embassy
to Greece. In 1996-1997 he worked as the Secretariate Chief of the RA
Foreign Ministry. In 1997-2000 he was the First Secretary of the RA
Embassy to Germany. He has been the head of the "RA State Protocol"
since 2001 up to now. The diplomatic degree is the Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary. He is engaged in lecturer's activity. He
knows Russian, English, French, Arabic. He is married, has two
children.