YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian dismissed Gevorg Gevorgian from the office of Culture and Youth Affairs Minister–replacing him with Hasmik Poghosian.
Gevorgian–a former member of Orinats Yerkir–held the post for less than four months. Gevorgian did not retain his position despite his defection from Orinats Yerkir.
The new Culture Minister–Poghosian–does not belong to any party.
Poghosian was born in 1960 in Yerevan and graduated from Sayat Nova Music School. She also studied biology at Yerevan State University and taught biology.
Starting in 1986–she worked in the Armenian Union of Cultural Cooperation with Foreign Countries.