KOCHARIAN NAMES NEW CABINET

YEREVAN (Reuters)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian named Prime Minister Aram Sargsyan’s cabinet on Saturday.

Sargsyan replaces his brother Vazgen–who was killed on October 27 when gunmen attacked parliament.

Interior Minister Haik Harutyunyan has replaced Suren Abrahamian and National Security Minister Karlos Petrosyan has replaced Serj Sarkisian after both incumbents offered their resignation in the wake of the shooting.

The post of Minister of Operative Issues was eliminated and Industry and Trade Minister Karen Jshmarityan has replaced Haik Gevorkyan.

The cabinet list is as follows:

President (Sworn in 9 April 1998) ………Robert Kocharian

Prime Minister (Appointed Nov. 3 99) ……….Aram Sargsyan

MINISTERS:

Agriculture ………………………….Gagik Shahbazyan

City Construction …………………….Hrair Hovanesyan

Communications and Mail ………………….Ruben Tonoyan

Culture–Sports and Youth Issues ………..Roland Sharoyan

Defense ………………………..Vagharshak Harutyunyan

Ecology ……………………………..Gevork Vartanyan

Economy ………………………………Armen Darbinyan

Education and Science …………………Eduard Ghazaryan

Energy …………………………………David Zadoyan

Finance ……………………………Levon Barkhudaryan

Foreign ………………………………Vardan Oskanian

Healthcare …………………………..Haik Nikoghosyan

Industrial Infrastructures ……………Vahan Shirkhanian

Industry and Trade ………………….Haik Gevorkyan

Interior …………………………….Haik Harutyunyan

Justice …………………………….David Harutyunyan

National Security …………………….Karlos Petrosyan

Privatisation ……………………..Pavel Ghaltakhchyan

Regional Affairs …………………..Khosrov Harutyunyan

Social Security …………………….Razmik Martirosyan

State Revenues …………………………Smbat Aivazyan

Transport ……………………………Ervand Zakharyan

Minister-Head of Government

Administration ………………….Shahen Karamanukyan

Speaker of the National Assembly ………Armen Khachatryan

Chairman of the Appellate Court ………..Henrik Danielyan

Chairman of the Constitution Court …….Gagik Harutyunyan

State Prosecutor ……………………..Aghvan Hovsepian

Chairman of the Central Bank ……………Tigran Sarksyan

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