Armenian premier likely to appoint Samvel Margaryan as healthcare minister

Elias Hubbard
May 13, 2018

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has made all of the appointments to the country's new government, the president's office said Saturday.

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan assured that is not going to do anything that would negatively impact on relations with the Kremlin, and also expressed confidence that Armenian-Russian relations will improve, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to ZN.

Mger Grigoryan became deputy prime minister and Mane Tandilyan now is the minister of labor and social affairs. Arsen Torosyan was appointed health minister.

Artur Khachatryan, the former governor of the Shirak province, became the minister of agriculture. The PMs underlined the importance of further development of the traditional friendly relations of the two countries, particularly the importance of strengthening economic ties. Ashot Akopyan is the minister of transport, communications and information technologies.

Zograb Mnatsakanyan graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1990.

"After the changes, Armenia's foreign policy strategy will not change", Pashinyan said, adding that protests in Armenia did not pursue foreign policy goals.

Earlier this week, on the recommendation of the Premier of Ararat Mirzoyan was appointed first Deputy Prime Minister, and Tigran Avidan Deputy Prime Minister.

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