August 2, 2021 – 18:56 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Ex-lawmaker and former Minister of Culture Lilit Makunts has been appointed Armenia’s ambassador to the United States.
According to a decree signed by President Armen Sarkissian on Monday, August 2, Makunts will hold the post for four years. She earlier have up her seat in the Armenian parliament.
Makunts was named the Minister of Culture in Armenia back in 2018, and was elected a member of parliament later in the year. She confirmed in January that her appointment as the Armenian Ambassador to the U.S. was on the table.
Armenia’s last ambassador to Washington Varuzhan Nersesyan was recalled and appointed as the ambassador of Yerevan to Great Britain, according to two separate decrees signed by Sarkissian on July 16.