YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian issued two decrees late Tuesday evening–one announcing the number of ministries with the new Armenian cabinet and the other announcing the ministers occupying those posts–announced Presidential press secretary Ara Papian.
In the first decree–Kocharian administered 25 ministries to work within the new cabinet.
By the same decree–Kocharian also separated the Interior and National Security ministry into two separate ministries. A similar separation was made within the economy and finance ministries.
Papian said that the newly created State Revenue Ministry would take over the tasks of the internal revenue service and the customs department.
Below is the list of minister and ministries in the new cabinet:
Vazgen Sargsyan: Prime Minister
Serj Sarkisian: National Security Minister
Haig Nigoghosyan: Health Minister
Davit Harutunyan: Justice Minister
Haig Gevorkyan: Trade and Industry Minister
Vahan Shirkhanyan: Production Infrastructure Minister
Vartan Oskanian: Foreign Minister
Gevork Vardanyan: Environmental Protection Minister
Gagik Shahbazyan: Agriculture Minister
Armen Darbinian: Economy Minister
Davit Zadoyan: Energy Minister
Shahen Karamanoukian: Cabinet Chief of Staff
Edward Ghazarian: Education Minister
Roland Sharoyan: Culture–Youth Issues and Sports Minister
Souren Abrahamian: Interior Minister
Vagharshak Harutiunian: Defense Minister
Smbat Ayvazyan: State Revenue Minister
Pavel Ghaltaghtchyan: Privatization Minister
Razmik Martirossyan: Social Security Minister
Stepan Mnatsakanyan: Census & Analysis Minister
Khosrov Harutiunian: Regional Government Minister
Yervand Zakharyan: Transport Minister
Rouben Tonoyan: Post & Communications Minister
Hrair Hovhanessyan: Housing & Urban Development Minister
Leonard Petrossian: Operative & Logistical Issues Minister
Levon Barkhoudarian: Finance Minister