Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Karine Ghazinian died in the United States on December 6 after reportedly undergoing a surgery.
Ghazinian was an Armenian diplomat, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Karine Ghazinian was born on January 8, 1955 in Yerevan. She graduated from State University, Philology Department, in 1977. During the Soviet era, she worked at the USSR embassies in Mozambique and Portugal. From 1992-1994 Ghazinian worked as a lecturer of English at Law and Philology Departments, Yerevan State University. 1997 she was appointed Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Armenia in Romania. She was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Romania in 1999-2001, 2001-2009 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany. Karine Kazinian worked as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia in 2009-2011. She graduated from Harvard Kennedy Government School in June, 2010. Karine Kazinian was appointed the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on September 8, 2011.
Karine Ghazinian was fluent in English, Russian, German, Romanian, and Portuguese. She was a widow, and she had a son and a daughter.

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