The de facto President of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Bako Sahakyan, has appointed a new government for the territory
Masis Mayelyan becomes the new foreign minister of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, whilst Arayik Haroutyunyan was appointed Minister of State, Levon Mnatsakanyan was appointed Minister of Defense,
The Presidential decrees defined the ministers whose activity will be coordinated by the Minister of State, as well as the scope of authorities entrusted to the Minister of State by the President in the domain of state property and financial management.
The appointments followed constitutional changes in the territory, and the re-election of Bako Sahakyan as President for a third term.
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic remains an unrecognised entity.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Government builoding in Stepanakert (archive photo)
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