YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Arkady Ghoukassian signed a decree January 7 appointing Karabakh Minister of Defense–Major-General Seiran Ohanian Commander of the Karabakh Defense Army–the Karabakh President’s Press Service reported.
Armenian President Robert Kocharian arrived in Stepanakert–Nagorno Karabakh Republic–January 6.
The following day the Armenian president held meetings with the commander of the Karabakh Defense Army and got acquainted with the situation on the borders.
Later that day Kocharian held a meeting with Karabakh President Arkady Ghoukassian–Prime Minister Anushavan Danielian–Karabakh government members and heads of the regional administrations. During the meeting the Armenian president was informed of the social and economic situation in the country–problems of different ministries and establishmen’s and measures aimed at settling them. Kocharian stressed the importance of developing interdepartmental relations and cooperation between Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.
Kocharian held a meeting a week earlier on December 30 with Karabakh Prime Minister Anushavan Danielian.
The sides discussed the recent processes in the republic and the current political situation in the country.
They exchanged views on the social and economic problems of the country and possible ways of improving the situation.