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The President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has today visited the Ministry of Defense and introduced to the highest officer corps the newly appointed Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan and Chief of Staff of the RA Armed Forces Movses Hakobyan. President Sargsyan has also touched upon the circumstances taken into consideration before making the decision. In that context, the president spoke in detail about the role ascribed by the new Constitution to the Defense Minister, to Defense Ministry and the leadership of General Staff of Armed Forces in the state governance of our country.

Serzh Sargsyan expressed confidence that the newly appointed Chief of Staff Movses Hakobyan will carry out his duties with great sense of responsibility and wished him success. The former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan congratulated Vigen Sargsyan and the Chief of Staff Movses Hakobyan, as well as the Secretary of the National Security Council Yuri Khatchaturov on their appointments, wished success and expressed hope that each of them will fully utilize their potential for the continuous empowerment of the Armenian Armed Forces.

The introduction of the newly appointed officials was then followed by the official ceremony of transition of the position – a traditional procedure established at the Defense Ministry. The former Defense Minister and former Chief of Staff handed to the new Minister and the new Chief of Staff emblems and insignia.

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