H.E. Ashot Smbatyan leaves the post of the Armenian Ambassador in Berlin. AGBU Germany bids farewell to the Ambassador and expresses its gratitude for his remarkable achievements in German-Armenian relations.
Berlin – November 14, 2021
In recognition of his remarkable achievements, the Executive Board of AGBU Germany would like to express its farewell to H. E. Ashot Smbatyan, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany. During his six-year tenure from 2015 to 2021, the doyen enjoyed a cross-party reputation as a valued interlocutor and wise advisor. The historical recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Bundestag in 2016 and the opening of the TUMO site in Berlin in 2020 fell within this period, earning the Ambassador the gratitude of the Armenian Diaspora in Germany. AGBU Germany was also able to secure the support of the Embassy from the very beginning of its foundation. It will keep the early mentorship of the Ambassador in pleasant memory.
The Executive Board of AGBU Germany would like to thank H.E. Ashot Smbatyan for his extraordinary commitment and hopes soon to meet him again on the international stage. To the new Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia AGBU Germany wishes a successful term.
Headquartered in Berlin, AGBU Germany is the first German Chapter of the New York-based Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs across the globe. AGBU has an active presence in 32 countries and 75 cities.
AGBU Germany was founded in 2020 in the awareness of its responsibility towards the Armenians in Germany, Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora. Inspired by the unwavering determination of its mother organization AGBU founded in 1906, and in appreciation and recognition of its continuous achievements, the Chapter fits as a German link into the ranks of international AGBU Chapters as well as into the global Armenian nation.