Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has appointed Zareh Sinanian to serve as the first High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, the Armenian government reported.
The Office of the High Commissioner is a new agency in the Armenian government that replaces the Ministry of Diaspora.
The Armenian-American politician was first elected to the Glendale City Council in 2013 and served as Mayor of Glendale twice.
Sinanian is also the president of the Hollywood Burbank Airport Authority.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharian