Pro-Rus­sian tech­no­crat ap­pointed Ar­me­nia’s new PM

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ar­me­nian Pres­i­dent Serzh Sark­isian ap­pointed a Krem­lin-friendly tech­no­crat as the ex-Soviet na­tion’s new prime min­is­ter, af­ter the last pre­mier quit fol­low­ing ire over a hostage cri­sis. The pres­i­dent signed a de­cree on the ap­point­ment of Karen Kara­petyan on Septem­ber 13, Mr Sark­isian’s of­fice said. For­mer mayor of Yere­van, Mr Kara­petyan, 53, has held se­nior posts at Rus­sian state gas mo­nop­oly Gazprom’s sub­sidiary, Mezhre­giongaz, and Moscow-based Gazprom­bank. – AFP

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