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ZAKARYAN Artak

ZAKARYAN Artak

First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
November 1, 1974, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

EDUCATION
1991 - 1996, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Automation of Mathematical Cybernetics and Research, Mathematician.
1998-2000 - Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Specialist of territorial governance and local self-governance, State servant.
2007- Candidate of Political Sciences.
YSU Associate professor.
Participated in a number of training courses - Political PR of parties (2005, Warsaw, Poland), First Summer School on Democracy (2006, CE, Strasbourg, France), Political management and political PR of parties (2006, Charlotte, Washington, USA), Second Summer School on Democracy, (2007, CE, Strasbourg, France), Yerevan School of Political Studies, (2006-2007, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia).

SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES
1996 - 1998, Served in the Armed Forces as a deputy commander of the infantry regiment and as a commander of the training regiment of the first defence area of NKR Defence Army. He is currently enlisted as an officer in the reserves.

WORK EXPERIENCE
1999 - 2001, Regional Integration department adjunct to the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Head of education - cultural division.
2001-2003, RA State Purchase Agency SNTO, Leading Specialist.
2003-2006, Center for Social-Political Studies of the Republican Party of Armenia, Head.
Since 2005, Member of RPA Board.
2006- Press and Public Relations Service of the Republican Party of Armenia, Head.
2007 - 2008, Foreign Relations Department of the Republican Party of Armenia, Head.
2008 - State Committee for Relations with the Diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Chief of the Staff.
2008-2009, RA Ministry of Diaspora, Chief of the Staff.
2009 - Elected Deputy of the RA National Assembly (Proportional representation system, RPA).
28.10.2009 - 31.05.2012, Member of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
2011-2015, Euronest PA Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Culture and Civil Society, Co-Chair.
06.05.2012 - Elected Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia (Proportional representation system, Republican Party of Armenia).
31.05.2012 - 18.05.2017, Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Chairman.
2012-2017, Head of the Armenian Delegation to the Euronest PA.
2015-2017, Vice-President of the Euronest PA.
Member of the Inter-parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the National Assembly of the NKR and the RA National Assembly.
Member of the Inter-parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
Head of Armenia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Member of Armenia-Iran, Armenia-India, Armenia-Czech Republic, Armenia-China, Armenia-Germany, Armenia-USA Parliamentary Friendship Groups.
18 May, 2017 - Appointed as First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia by the decree of the RA President.

SCIENTIFIC AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Since 2009, Yerevan State University and State Management Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Lecturer.
Since 2012, Member of the Professional Council awarding scientific degrees for the Supreme Certificate Commission (HAC) in Political Science and International Relations of the Republic of Armenia.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
2002 - 2008 - President of the NGO "Healthy Society."
2008 - Board member of “Artsakh” Expatriate Charitable Public Organization.


AWARDS
2006 - Letter of thanks from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
2008 - Medal of "Drastamat Kanayan" of the ARM Armed Forces.
2009 - Medal of "Maternal Gratitude of Artsakh" of NKR.
2009 - YSU Commemorative Silver Medal.
2011 - Medal of “Garegin Nzdeh” of the ARM Armed Forces.
2012 - “Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia: 20 Years” Jubilee Medal.
2015 - Medal of Mkhitar Gosh.
2015 - Certificate of Honour of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of CIS.
2017 - Medal of "Andranik Ozanyan".

OTHER INFORMATION
Married, with two children.