Kocharian Appoints New Culture Minister

YEREVAN (Armenpress/RFE/RL)–Armenian president Robert Kocharian appointed on Tuesday the director of Armenia’s oldest and largest film company–Gevork Gevorkian–as the new culture minister.

Gevork Gevorkian was born in 1948. He is a graduate of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute. A mechanical engineer by training–Georkian has run the ArmenFilm studio for the past 14 years and had previously worked there as a production manager.

He is not affiliated with any political party–but was nominated by Orinats Yerkir party.


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