YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–NKR President Arkady Ghoukassian signed decrees yesterday approving the structure of the NKR Government and appointing members.
President Ghoukassian’s acting press attache reported that according to a corresponding decree by the NKR president–the following ministries and state departmen’s have been established as a part of the government structure:
Ministry of Agriculture–Benik Bakhshian appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Vice Prime Minister of the NKR
Ministry of Health–no minister has been appointed yet
Ministry of Development of Industrial Infrastructure and Urban Development – no minister appointed yet
Minister of Foreign Affairs – no minister appointed yet
Minister-Head of Government Staff – Suren Grigorian
Minister of Education–Culture and Sport – Armen Sargsian
Minister of Internal Affairs – Armen Isagulov
Minister of Defense – Seyran Ohanian
Minister of Social Security – no minister appointed yet
Minister of Finance and Economy – Spartak Tevossian
State Department of National Security – Bako Sahakian appointed head
State Department of Justice – no department head appointed yet
State Tax Department – no department head appointed yet
To form an effective structure of executive authorities–and guided by point 6 of article 5 of the NKR law "On the NKR President"–the president signed a decree abolishing the post of Minister of Economic and Structural Reforms–the Ministry of Education and Science–the Ministry of Culture–Youth Affairs and Sport–and the Ministry of Urban Development.
Under another decree of the president–the NKR prime minister will havetwo deputies: vice-premier–minister of development of industrial infrastructure and urban development–and vice-premier–minister of agriculture.