October 3, 2016 - 13:11 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday, October 3 reappointed acting Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in his post.
Earlier, CEO of insurance company INGO Armenia Levon Altunyan was appointed the Minister of Health to replace Armen Muradyan.
Deputy Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms Suren Karayan took over the post of Economy Minister, formerly held by Artsvik Minasyan. The latter, by the way, was named the Minister of Nature Protection.
Armenian Radio and TV host and former Executive Director of Public Radio of Armenia Armen Amiryan will replace Hasmik Poghosyan as the Minister of Culture.
Hrachya Rostomyan, who has previously served as the Minister of Sport, has once again assumed responsibilities in the same position.
Ministers of Emergency Situations (Armen Yeritsyan), Education and Science (Levon Mkrtchyan), Territorial Administration and Development (Davit Lokyan), Justice (Arpine Hovhannisyan), Diaspora (Hranush Hakobyan) and that of Labor and Social Affairs (Artem Asatryan) were reappointed in their respective posts.
President Sargsyan on September 20 moved to form a new government by naming several new ministers in a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of former PM Hovik Abrahamyan and the appointment of Karen Karapetyan as the new premier.
The General Manager of Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant, Ashot Manukyan, was appointed Armenia's new Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.
Chief Operating Officer of the Yerevan Brandy Company Ignati Arakelyan was named the country's new Minister of Agriculture, replacing Sergo Karapetyan.
Vahan Martirosyan took over the post of Transport and Communication Minister from Gagik Beglaryan, while first Deputy Head of the presidential administration Vardan Aramyan was appointed the Minister of Finance.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Economic Integration and Reforms Vache Gabrielyan retained his post, as did Minister-Chief of Armenian Government Staff Davit Harutyunyan.
By another decision, Armenia's ambassador to Argentina Aleksan Harutyunyan was appointed the first Deputy Head of the presidential administration.