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Number of Ministries to be reduced to 12
2019-03-07 14:15:23

The Armenian Cabinet today Okayed the package of amendments to the Law on Government Structure and Activity.

According to the draft, the number of Ministries will be reduced from 17 to 12. The Prime Minisiter will have two deputies, the position of the First Deputy Prime Minister will be annulled.

The Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science will merge into the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.

The Ministry of Energy Infrastructures And Natural Resources and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development will unite into the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures. The latter will also take up all transport-related functions of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies.

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments will form the Ministry of Economy.

The Ministry of Diaspora will join the Prime Minister’s Staff, where a Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs will be appointed.

The Government will be composed of the following Ministries:

  1. Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  2. Ministry of Healthcare
  3. Ministry of Justice
  4. Ministry of Emergency situations
  5. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  6. Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport
  7. Ministry of Environment
  8. Ministry of Defense
  9. Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures
  10. Ministry of High Technologies and Industry
  11. Ministry of Economy
  12. Ministry of Finance