Recent guest lecturers

21.07.2022 • Ambassador of Argentina Mariano Vergara

On July 21st, the Ambassador of Argentina, H.E. Mr. Mariano Vergara delivered a lecture at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. Ambassador Vergara spoke about the historical and cultural ties between Armenia and Argentina, the Argentinian-Armenian community and about the investments made by Argentinian organisations and individuals in Armenia. He also touched upon the cooperation between the embassies of the two countries and the upcoming programmes aimed at the development of the relations with Armenia.

21.07.2022 • Ambassador of Iran Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri

On July 21st, the Diplomatic School of Armenia hosted the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri. Ambassador Zohouri introduced to the students Iran’s foreign policy development and implementation process, its relations with the neighbouring countries, as well as spoke about the historical and friendly relations with Armenia. A question and answer session followed the meeting.

20.07.2022 • Ambassador of China Yong Fan

On July 20th, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Yong Fan delivered a lecture at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. Ambassador Fan spoke about the principles and concepts of China’s foreign policy, the One Belt One Road initiative and Armenia’s participation in it. He also dwelled on the Armenia-China relations and their development, particularly in the fields of economy, education and high technology.

20.07.2022 • UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Lila Pieters Yahia

On July 20th, the Diplomatic School of Armenia hosted the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. in the Republic of Armenia, Ms. Lila Pieters Yahia. During an interactive meeting, the students of the Diplomatic School were briefly introduced to the history of the United Nations, the organization’s bodies, its system and mechanisms. The discussion also covered the activities of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Armenia’s involvement in the United Nations and other issues.

19.07.2022 • Ambassador of the Netherlands Nico Schermers

On July 19th, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Nico Schermers met with the students of the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme of the Diplomatic School. Ambassador Schermers briefly introduced the history of the Netherlands to the students, spoke about the pillars of the foreign policy of the country, the Dutch experience in water management and the Armenian community in the Netherlands. He told about his country’s relations with Armenia and answered questions from the audience.

18.07.2022 • Ambassador of the Russian Federation Sergei Kopyrkin

On July 18th, the Diplomatic School of Armenia hosted Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Sergei Kopyrkin. Ambassador Kopyrkin spoke about the vectors of Russia’s foreign policy as a member state of a number of global and regional organizations, the enhancement of cooperation in the Eurasian region and about its historical ties and current relations with Armenia. Ambassador Kopyrkin dwelled upon the situation in Ukraine and accompanying developments, and also touched upon the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, before answering questions raised by the students.

15.07.2022 • Ambassador of Japan Masanori Fukushima

On July 15th, the Ambassador of Japan to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Masanori Fukushima delivered a lecture at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. Ambassador Fukushima spoke about bilateral cooperation with Armenia in economy, culture, healthcare, agriculture, disaster prevention and other fields, as well as about the Grant Assistance for Grassroots projects provided by the Japanese government to Armenia.

13.07.2022 • Ambassador of the United Kingdom John Gallagher

On July 13th, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Armenia, H.E. Mr. John Gallagher met with the students of the Diplomatic School. Ambassador Gallagher spoke about the main principles of the United Kingdom’s foreign policy, its bilateral relations with various countries and the country’s role in international organizations. The British Ambassador also introduced the UK foreign service system to the students, after which he answered questions related to the prospects for the development of the bilateral relations with Armenia, regional issues and other topics.

06.07.2022 • EU Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin

On July 6th, the Head of the EU delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin met with the students of the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme. Ambassador Wiktorin spoke about the EU-Armenia relations, the activities of the EU delegation, the support to the ongoing reforms in Armenia within the framework of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Topics such as human rights, anti-corruption, gender equality and other issues were also touched upon.

24.06.2022 • Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt

On June 26th, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Armenia, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt delivered a lecture at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. Archbishop Bettencourt spoke about the Holy See’s structure and mission, as the government centre of the Catholic Church, the appointing procedure and activities of the Apostolic Nuncios, Catholic social teaching principles, as well as touched upon the relations between Armenia and the Holy See and their historical ties.

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