Ter Petrosyan Reshuffles Government

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–According to decrees issued Friday by Levon Ter-Petrosyan–personnel changes have taken place in the government restructuring.

Yuri Mkrtumian was relieved of the post of Armenian Ambassador to Russia. Mkrtumian had held the position since 1994.

According to the decrees–Gagik Shahbazian has been relieved from the post of Minister-Chief of Cabinet Staff and has been appointed as Mkrtumian’s replacement. Shahbazian his diplomatic degree of the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary in June of last year.

According to another decrees–Shahen Karamanukian was appointed as Chief of the Cabinet Staff–Minister of operative issues–simultaneously being relieved from the post of Ter-Petrosyan’s Personnel Head.

Karamanukian has been long-time government official.

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