NKR President Appoints Members of Cabinet

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–NKR President Arkady Ghoukassian signed decrees yesterday approving the structure of the NKR Government and appointing members.

President Ghoukassian’s acting press attache reported that according to a corresponding decree by the NKR president–the following ministries and state departmen’s have been established as a part of the government structure:

Ministry of Agriculture–Benik Bakhshian appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Vice Prime Minister of the NKR

Ministry of Health–no minister has been appointed yet

Ministry of Development of Industrial Infrastructure and Urban Development – no minister appointed yet

Minister of Foreign Affairs – no minister appointed yet

Minister-Head of Government Staff – Suren Grigorian

Minister of Education–Culture and Sport – Armen Sargsian

Minister of Internal Affairs – Armen Isagulov

Minister of Defense – Seyran Ohanian

Minister of Social Security – no minister appointed yet

Minister of Finance and Economy – Spartak Tevossian

State Department of National Security – Bako Sahakian appointed head

State Department of Justice – no department head appointed yet

State Tax Department – no department head appointed yet

To form an effective structure of executive authorities–and guided by point 6 of article 5 of the NKR law "On the NKR President"–the president signed a decree abolishing the post of Minister of Economic and Structural Reforms–the Ministry of Education and Science–the Ministry of Culture–Youth Affairs and Sport–and the Ministry of Urban Development.

Under another decree of the president–the NKR prime minister will havetwo deputies: vice-premier–minister of development of industrial infrastructure and urban development–and vice-premier–minister of agriculture.


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