AMAA Bids Farewell to Ambassador Martirosyan

Ambassador Armen Martirosyan, center, with AMAA executive director Andy Torigian, right, and field director Dikran Youmshakian.

Ambassador Armen Martirosyan, center, with AMAA executive director Andy Torigian, right, and field director Dikran Youmshakian.

On Monday, July 27, His Eminence Ambassador Armen Martirosyan gave a farewell visit to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA).  He was received by both the Executive Director Andy Torigian and Field Director Dikran Youmshakian.  During his service in New York, Mr. Martirosyan had established a cordial relationship and friendship with AMAA and its representatives.

Mr. Martirosyan was assigned to the honorable post of Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations on June 12, 2003.  He carried out his responsibilities faithfully and fervently.  Along with his busy schedule at the UN, he always made time for the community and became heavily involved in Armenian community life in the United States.  He cooperated with all Armenian organizations and churches.  He made himself available to most Armenian functions in the tri-state area, personally attending and thus receiving a special welcome wherever he went.  Prior to his assignment to the United Nations, Mr. Martirosyan served Armenia as its Deputy Foreign Minister and as a two-term member of the National Assembly.  Mr. Martirosyan is married to Anahit and the couple have two children:  Vahan, age 15 and Davit, age 9.

Mr. Martirosyan will move to Germany as he has been assigned to another prestigious post of serving as the Armenian Ambassador in that key country in Europe.

During his farewell visit, Mr. Martirosyan thanked the AMAA for their cordial friendship and for the support AMAA had provided, helping the Embassy secure health care coverage for the staff.  AMAA continues to support both embassies on the East Coast assisting in providing health coverage to the staff.

AMAA thanks the Ambassador for his unique service and wishes him God’s choicest blessings, as he moves to Germany.

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