Vardanyan will become State Minister in Karabakh next month

Ruben Vardanyan will take over a state minister in the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in early November. Vardanyan informed about this through a post on his Facebook page.

"The political developments unfolding around Armenia and Artsakh, the escalating situation surrounding the solution of the Artsakh problem, on which, without exaggeration, the fates of both Armenia and the Armenian world depend, concern me greatly", he wrote.

I realize that there is no more time to think for a long time, and in this situation I have no other way than to stand by the people of Artsakh and take my share of responsibility for the future of Artsakh.

At the beginning of November, I will officially assume the position of Artsakh state minister and at that time I will present our strategic goals, priority issues to be resolved, and also inform about the first steps to be taken. Until the end of October, I will continue the meetings aimed at forming the team and our plans," he wrote.

Vardanyan was until recently a prominent business and public figure in Russia, but in the last weeks he announced he was rencouncing his Russian citizenship and moving to Nagorno-Karabakh. The president of the self-declared NKR on that occasion offered him the position of State Minister.
source: with agencies
photo: Ruben Vardanyan and Arayik Harutyunyan meeting in Stepanakert in September.