Lilit Makunts Appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to U.S.

By Asbarez | Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Lilit Makunts, a former minster of culture and a staunch loyalist of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States.

President Armen Sarkissian signed the relevant appointment order.

Makunts, who has no prior foreign policy or diplomatic experience headed Pashinyan’s My Step Alliance in the previous parliament.

She will replace Varuzhan Nercessyan, who left Washington last week to become Armenia’s Ambassador to Great Britain.