Friday, September 28, 2007


By Kim Gabrielian

AZG Armenian Daily

On September 25, NKR President Bako Sahakian signed a decree on formation of the new government. Bako Sahakian signed another decree on appointing members of the government.

Former Ministers of Finance and Economy, Foreign Affairs, and Defence, and also the Minister-Head of the Government Staff kept their portfolios.

Former Minister of Urban Development Armo Tsaturian is appointed Minister of Agriculture and simultaneously takes the post of Vice-Premier.

Arthur Mosiyan, representative of ARF office of Artsakh, is appointed Minister of Justice. Executive Director of "Arevik" medical center Armen Khachatrian is appointed Minister of Healthcare, former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Narine Azatian - Minister of Social Security, Director of "Capital Construction" Aleksandr Mamunts - Minister of City Building, Head of the National Statistical Service Benik Babayan - Minister of Economic Development.

NKR President also signed a decree on resigning the newly appointed Minister of Economic Development from the post of the Head of the Statistical Service.

Ministries of Education, Culture and Sports underwent structural changes. As a result of their splitting new ministries and a state committee have been formed: Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture and Youth Issues and also State Committee of Sports.

Former Deputy Head of NKR Armed Forces Staff Vladik Khachatrian is appointed Minister of Education and Science, Head of the National TV of Artsakh Norek Gasparian - Minister of Culture and Youth Issues.

Changes in other governmental structures would end in several days, not later than October 1, according to NKR Government Press Office.

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