We deeply regret to inform that great master of Armenian diplomacy, our elder colleague and mentor, brilliant individual and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia Vigen Chitechyan has passed away, the Embassy of Armenia in The Netherlands reports.
Throughout his career, Chitechyan has held various state positions. He has also served as Armenia’s Ambassador to France (1995-97), Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (1997-2009/10) and has been the head of the Armenia Mission to the European Union. He has also served as head of the Armenia Mission to NATO, as well as Ambassador to Monaco and Andorra (2011-2018) and the Vatican (2012-2013).
In 2001, he was awarded the Mkhitar Gosh medal, and this year, he was granted the 1st degree Order for Services to the Homeland.