Tuesday, December 27, 2005


ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Dec 26 2005

YEREVAN, December 26. /ARKA/.
On December 26th President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Arkady Ghukasyan released Foreign Minister Arman Melikyan and appointed Georgy Petrosyan in his place, formerly the NKR President's Counselor on foreign-policy affairs.

The President also appointed Arman Melikyan as his Counselor on foreign-policy affairs.

Brief biography of Georgy Petrosyan: He was born in 10.01.1953 in Stepanakert. In January-April 1992 - Vice-Chairman of the NKR's Supreme Soviet, from April 1992 to June 1993 - acting Chairman of the Supreme Soviet. Served in the USSR's armed forces in 1971-1973.

Graduated from the Minsk Institute of Radio Engineering (1978). In 1980-1990 worked at the Stepanakert condenser plant as Head of the Technical Control Department, later as Production Manager.

Since 1988 actively participated in the Karabakh movement. Member of the "Krunk" committee, the "Miatsum" socio-political organization and the NKR's National Council. In 1997-1999, President of the "Hai dat" education center, since 2000 - NKR President's Counselor. Member of the Armenian Supreme Soviet (1990-1995) and the NKR's Supreme Soviet (1992-1995).

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