Karen Abrahamyan has been appointed Artsakh's Minister of Defense.
Jalal Harutyunyan will replace him as chief of staff of the Artsakh Republic Defence Army’s military unit N19916 Jalal Harutyunyan.
Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan introduced the newly-appointed officials to the Defense Miniatry staff.
The President rated high the professional and human qualities of Major-General Karen Abrahamyan and colonel Jalal Harutyunyan and their experience.
He voiced confidence that they would appropriately perform their responsibilities, wishing them success in their service.
President Sahakyan thanked former defense minister, commander of the Defense Army Levon Mnatsakanyan for his long-standing service, highlighting his great contribution to the army-building process, the formation and development of the Defense Army.
The President expressed confidence that Levon Mnatsakanyan would continue to serve his Homeland with the same commitment in his new post.
Levon Mnatsakanyan has been appointed Director of the State Service on Emergency Situations.