In September 2016, Hetq wrote that Armenia’s Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Armen Sarkissian had never filed a financial disclosure since assuming the diplomatic post on September 27, 2013.
He’s since filed a disclosure, albeit partially. The ambassador, according to the filed disclosure, owns three private houses, two apartments, and 8 million Euros in cash reserves.
Sarkissian has reported “0” in revenue. It’s as if he’s working as ambassador for free.
Armenia’s Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials must have been on vacation for the three years the ambassador failed to file any disclosure at all.
Forget, for a moment, the property and cash Sarkissian owned for those three years. Why didn’t the Committee pick-up on the fact that Sarkissian wasn’t even declaring his salary as ambassador?
The law categorically states that all top government officials, including ambassadors, must file financial disclosures.
Was it just sloppy work, or maybe the Committee just doesn’t care.
Ambassador Sarkissian’s wife Nouneh has only declared cash reserves 780,000 Euros for 2016 – no property and no revenues.
Given the doubts raised by her husband’s partial disclosure, perhaps Nouneh Sarkissian has left out something as well.