US President and Armenian Ambassador exchange messages • MassisPost
WASHINGTON, DC – US President Joe Biden and Ambassador Lilit Makunts exchanged messages, the Embassy of Armenia in the United States reports.
Lilit Makunts was appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States in August of this year and was due to present her credentials to President Biden.
“In view of the pandemic-related changes in the protocol for accepting the credentials of ambassadors to the United States, President Joe Biden and Ambassador Lilit Makunts exchanged the messages in writing,” the embassy said.
Makunts was born in Yerevan on November 7, 1983. Between 1999 and 2003, she studied Romance and Germanic Philology at Yerevan State University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree. In the same faculty, between 2003 and 2004, she obtained a master’s degree. Lilit Makunts obtained a candidate’s degree in philological sciences.
In 2005, she started teaching as an associate professor at the Russian-Armenian University, where she became head of the department of international cooperation in February 2018. She also worked in the Peace Corps from 2016 to 2018.
On May 12, 2018, on the proposal of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian appointed Lilit Makunts Minister of Culture of Armenia. In the 2018 parliamentary elections, she was elected to parliament for the Civil Contract party and was elected leader of the My Step Alliance parliamentary faction in January 2019.