Born on February 7, 1955 in Aleppo (Syrian Arab Republic.)
1979 - Graduated from the faculty of Architecture of Yerevan K. Marx Polytechnic Institute.
1984 - Faculty of Engineering of Boston Tufts University. Engineer-builder.
1992 - Boston Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
1992 -1993 - Worked at the Republic of Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Middle East Department.
1993 -1994 - Head of the MFA North America Department.
1994 - 1997 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
1997-1998 - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1993 - 2008 - Envoy of the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations.
1998 - 2008 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
2008 - 2012 - President (founder) of “Civilitas” foundation.
May 6, 2012 - Elected Deputy of the National Assembly by the proportional electoral system, representing “Prosperous Armenia” party.
Married, with two children.