President Serzh Sargsyan has signed a number of decrees, changing the structure of Armenian government and making some key appointments. Hence, Armen Gevorgyan, president Robert Kocharyan’s chief of staff has been appointed as deputy prime minister and minister of territorial governance; Nerses Yeritsyan has been appointed as minister of economy; Tigran Davtyan has been appointed as minister of finances, Gurgen Sargsyan will serve as minister of transport and communication and Mher Shahgeldyan, from Orinats Yerkir party – as minister of emergency situations.
According to Serzh Sargsyan’s decree, former deputy Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has been appointed as the head of the presidential staff.
- The ministry of trade and economic development of Armenia has been renamed into ministry of economy of Armenia;
- The ministry of finances and economy of Armenia has been renamed into ministry of finances of Armenia;
- A ministry of emergency situations has been launched. It has been defined that the service of rescue is a governmental body functioning within the framework of the ministry of emergency situations;
- The agency of relations with Diaspora at the ministry of foreign affairs of Armenia has been reformed into a governmental committee of relations with Diaspora at the ministry of foreign affairs of Armenia, as a governmental body within the framework of the ministry.