STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)–Mountainous Karabagh Republic’s Permanent Representative in Armenia Arman Melikian–was appointed the republic’s foreign minister on Friday in order to accelerate foreign policy activities–according to MKR president Arkady Ghukasian.
Melikian–who has served as Armenia’s ambassador to Kazakhstan in the past–will retain his previous job for the time being.
Ghukasian also explained that–in response to recent international developmen’s–certain foreign ministry operations must be transferred to Armenia in order to gain access to embassies and international organizations.
Melikian’s predecessor Ashot Gulian was appointed the minister of education and culture minister.
Ghukasian also filled the vacant position of deputy prime minister by appointing Ararat Danielian.