STEPANAKERT (Noyan Tapan)–According to a decree signed by President Arkady Ghoukassian of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic–a number of individuals have received new appointmen’s in the Republic’s government.
Minister of Health Alexander Petrossian–per his own request–was relieved of his duties and Vladimir Sahakian–formerly the director of a national medical supplies company–was appointed to the post.
In addition–Hamlet Asrian was appointed as Minister of Science and Education–while Armen Sargsian received the position of Minister of Culture–Youth and Sports.
Several military promotions were also announced–including the elevation of Robert Shaferian to the post of General in the Nagorno-Karabakh Army.
A number of laws–including one on local taxes and another on real estate were also signed by President Ghoukassian.