Consul general

Mr. HRAYR KARAPETYAN

Consul general of the Republic of Armenia in Saint-Petersburg

 

Date and place of birth

11 August, 1963, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Education

1980 - Yerevan secondary school #135.

1981-1985 - studied and graduated from Yerevan Armenian State Pedagogical Institute after Kh. Abovian, later he continued his postgraduate studies.

Candidate of pedagogical sciences, an author of a number of scientific manuals and works.

Foreign service

1980-1981 - worker at Yerevan Lamp Factory.
Reserve Officer.

1989 - joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF).

1998-2003 - Governor of the Region Aragatsotn of the RA.

2003-2012 – Member of the RA National Assembly from the ARF Party.

2008-2009 - Vice President of the RA National Assembly.

2009-2012 – Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs of the RA National Assembly.
Author of dozens of laws and legislative initiatives.

Head of “Armenia-Belarus” Inter parliamentary Committee and the Friendship Group “Armenia-Poland”

2003-2012 – Member of Committee of CIS and CSTO Inter parliamentary Assembly.

2009-2012 – Deputy Chairman of Defense and Security Council of CIS Inter parliamentary Assembly.

2006-2013 – Lecturer at the Yerevan State University.
From November 2013 appointed as a Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Saint-Petersburg.

Membership in governmental commissions

2008-2009 National Council on Trafficking in Human Beings

2008-2009 Interagency Coordinating Commission for Cooperation with European Institutions (Secretary)

Awards

Awarded medals and orders by the Chairman of the RA National Assembly, RA Defense Minister, RA Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation.

Languages

Russian, English. 

Marital status

Married, with three sons

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