Armenia appoints new Deputy PM, Defense Minister

August 2, 2021 – 16:14 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – President Armen Sarkissian signed decrees on Monday, August 2 to appoint Suren Papikyan and Arshak Karapetyan as ’s new Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, respectively.

Papikyan had been serving as the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure since 2019. Karapetyan, a former Deputy chief of the Armenian Army General Staff Arshak Karapetyan, was appointed the Deputy Defense Minister in July.

Also Monday, Nikol Pashinyan was named the country’s Prime Minister.

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