Pashinyan reassigns secretary of the Security Council as first deputy foreign minister

Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan dismissed Armen Grigoryan from the post of Secretary of the Security Council and appointed him to the post of First Deputy Foreign Minister of the republic. The corresponding decree on Wednesday, July 14, was published in the country’s government database.

“In accordance with Article 711 of the law “On the Education and Activity of the Security Council” to release Armen Grigoryan from the post of Secretary of the Security Council. Guided by part 1 of Article 9 of the law “On Public Service,” appoint Armen Grigoryan as first deputy foreign minister,” the document reads.

At the end of May, Armenian President Armen Sargsyan signed a decree on removing acting Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan from his post. According to Ayvazyan, the decision was made to avoid suspicions about the agency’s possible approval of initiatives aimed “against national and state interests.”

On June 20, Pashinyan’s Civic Agreement party won the early parliamentary elections.