SEYRAN OHANYAN ASSUMES OFFICE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY
President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on releasing Seyran Ohanyan
from the responsibilities of the Chief of the General Staff of the
Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, RA Deputy Defense Minister
and military duty.
According to another presidential decree, Seyran Ohanyan was appointed
the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia.
Today President Serzh Sargsyan presented newly appointed Minister
Seyran Ohanyan to the senior Officer staff of the Army. The President
said he has been acquainted with Seyran Ohanyan for more than 20
years and does not remember a deed that would not bring honour to the
Officer. He highly appreciated Seyran Ohanyan’s active participation
in the formation and reinforcement of the Army.
According to President Sargsyan, the Army will remain in the focus of
special attention of the state, and today serious tasks have been posed
for the Armed Forces. Serzh Sargsyan expressed confidence that under
the guidance of the newly appointed Defense Minister and Chief of the
General Staff of the Armed Forces the Ministry of Defense will continue
successfully accomplishing those tasks, will uphold the steps directed
at increasing the efficiency of the Army and the process of reforms.
The President thanked former Defense Minister Michael Harutyunyan for
productive joint work and expressed confidence that his experience
and knowledge will serve for the development of the Army.
Seyran Ohanyan expressed gratitude to the Supreme Commander in Chief
for trust and noted that he is assuming office with the sense of great
responsibility. He said their efforts will be targeted at reinforcement
of the country’s defense capacity and security, the further increase
of the Army’s efficiency.