Rouben Shougarian Wiki – Rouben Shougarian Bio
Rouben Shougarian was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia (1999-2005), Ambassador to Italy, Spain and Portugal (2005-2008) and first Ambassador of Armenia to the United States (1993-1999).
RIP Rouben Shougarian, #Armenia‘s First Ambassador to the US after independence, depository of knowledge and institutional memory, a very modest personality, Professor and good friend! Took this picture at a meeting at the Fletcher School. pic.twitter.com/lhc08yq7qG
— Armine Grigoryan (@armine_grig) April 21, 2020
Rouben Shougarian has passed away after a heart stroke
Rouben Shougarian Age
He was 58 years old.
Rouben Shougarian Wife & Children
He is survived by his beloved wife Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian and his sons Narek Shougarian, Tigran Shougarian and Haik Shougarian.
We are deeply sorrowed by the loss of Ambassador Rouben Shougarian. He was a great mind, an expert in conflict resolution, a firm believer in dialogue and most importantly one of the kindest people you could meet. May he rest in peace. #RoubenShougarian pic.twitter.com/0tin83Cv6S
— HrantDink Foundation (@HrantDinkFnd) April 21, 2020
Rouben Shougarian Career
Rouben Shougarian was a career diplomat who served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia (1999-2005), Ambassador to Italy, Spain and Portugal (2005-2008), and first Ambassador of Armenia to the United States (1993-1999) . He also served as a staff member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Armenian Parliament (1991), and foreign policy aide and spokesperson for President Levon Ter-Petrossian (1992). He held the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia.
Shougarian moved to Boston in 2008 and worked as a professor at Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Rouben Shougarian Death & Cause
Ambassador Rouben Shougarian has passed away after a heart stroke, his family informs.
“It is with great sorrow that we announce that our loving father and husband, Ambassador Rouben Shougarian, PhD, passed away peacefully this morning in Boston, Massachusetts after suffering a stroke last week,” his son Narek Shougarian wrote on the Facebook page.