New Prosecutor General Appointed

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Robert Kocharian signed a decree Tuesday appointing Boris Nazarian Prosecutor General of Armenia. With another decree current Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepian was appointed deputy Prosecutor General.

On the same day the president introduced newly-appointed Prosecutor General to the staff of the Prosecutor’s Office.

Highly praising the work of the previous Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepian–Kocharian noted that given the political situation–he proposed the change.

Kocharian also stressed that Boris Nazarian’s candidacy was proposed by him. According to the president–positive changes have been observed in the activities of the Prosecutor’s Office in recent time.

"The Prosecutor’s Office slowly but surely has been occupying its important place among government bodies–restoring trust toward the system," Kocharian stressed.

Saying that the observance of law is a top priority for the Prosecutor’ Office–Kocharian noted that the system must serve only the law and the state.

Boris Nazarian has been working with the Prosecutor’s Office for many years and is well aware of the problems and activities of the system. Noting that the Prosecutor’s Office has a highly professional staff–the president voiced confidence that under the leadership of the new Prosecutor General–the system will continue its normal work.

Boris Nazarian was born in 1958 in the Vedi village of the Ararat region. He graduated from the law school of Yerevan State University. From 1982 to 1989 he worked as an attorney the Ararat agro-industrial enterprise. In 1989-1996 Nazarian worked as assistant to the interregional prosecutor of Ararat. From 1996 to 1999 he held the post of interregional prosecutor of Ararat–while from January 1999 to present he worked as the prosecutor of the Ararat region.

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