British-Armenian Named U.K. Envoy to Yerevan

The U.K.'s newly-appointed Ambassador to Armenia Alan Andranik Gogbashian
The U.K.'s newly-appointed Ambassador to Armenia Alan Andranik Gogbashian

The U.K.’s newly-appointed Ambassador to Armenia Alan Andranik Gogbashian

The government of the United Kingdom has appointed Alan Andranik Gogbashian as its ambassador to Armenia—the first time a Diaspora Armenian is named to represent a foreign country in Armenia.

Gogbashian will replace Judith Farnworth who has served as Great Britain’s Ambassador to Armenia for that past four years.
A government statement announcing Gogbashian’s appointment said that he has been part of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2008 and has served on several positions, including as deputy head of Great Britain’s mission in Rabat, Morocco from 2011 to 2014 after which he served as head of the Foreign Office’s Caribbean, Central America and Mexico Department in the Americas Directorate.

Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affair, Zareh Sinanyan, welcomed Gogbashian’s appointment pointing out in a Facebook post that “This is the first time that a Diaspora Armenian will be ambassador to Armenia.”

Authors

Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.

5 Comments

    • Raffi said:

      Not only UK doesn’t recognize the Genocide, he keeps collaborating with Turkey against the Kurds and the Armenians.

  1. Արմենակ Եղիայեան said:

    Շատ հաճելի ու շոյիչ երեւոյթ է: Պրաւո՛ Անգլիա՛ որ գիտէ նման անակնկալներ ընել:
    Կը մնայ, որ արդիւնաւէտ գործունէութիւն մաղթենք մեր այս հայրենակիցին:

  2. Antoine S. Terjanian said:

    Congratulations to H. E. Goghbashian. A sharp mind, and excellent lawyer. We volunteered together in Yerevan in 2002.
    The UK has made an excellent selection.

  3. Raffi said:

    Trust but verify, a Russian proverb. The phrase became internationally known in English when used by President Ronald Reagan. little good can come out of the representative of a country who doesn’t recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Leave a Reply to Արմենակ Եղիայեան Cancel reply

*

Top