Suren Papikyan

Armenian Defense Minister meets with head of CSTO task force

Armenian Defense Minister meets with head of CSTO task force

On Monday, September 19, a meeting was held between the Minister of Defense of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, and the head of the operational group of the monitoring mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Armenia Anatoly …

CSTO delegation meets with Armenian defense minister

CSTO delegation meets with Armenian defense minister

A task force of the CSTO Joint Staff arrived in Armenia on Thursday and met with Defense Minister Suren Papikyan, the Defense Ministry’s press service reported. "A task force of the CSTO Joint Staff led by the chief of the …

Armenian and Russian Defence Ministers hold phone talks

Armenian and Russian Defence Ministers hold phone talks

Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan discussed the situation on the border with Azerbaijan with his Russian counterpart, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. Papikyan …

Armenia moves to bolster government control of military

Armenia moves to bolster government control of military

Last year, dozens of senior officers tried to remove Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Now the government is trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Armenia has restructured its Defense Ministry to make the head of the armed …

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense ministers of CSTO countries to meet on May 24

Defense chiefs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member-countries will discuss new challenges and security threats at a meeting on May 24, the CSTO press service said on Friday. The meeting to be held by video conference …

Armenian defense minister leaves for Moscow

Armenian defense minister leaves for Moscow

An Armenian military delegation led by Defense Minister Suren Papikyan has left today for the Russian capital Moscow, the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. It said Papikyan is scheduled to meet with Russian …

New defense minister appointed in Armenia

New defense minister appointed in Armenia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has replaced Defense Minister Arshak Karapetyan with Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan, according to the decree posted on the presidential website. By another decree, Papikyan was dismissed …

Pashinyan takes short vacation

Pashinyan takes short vacation

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will take a short vacation, according to the Prime Minister's Office. Pashinyan will spend his vacation - from August 31 to September 3 - in Armenia. "During his vacation, …

Russia prolongs loan for Armenia's NPP upgrade

Russia prolongs loan for Armenia's NPP upgrade

Russia has agreed to prolong a $270 million loan for upgrading the Metsamor nuclear power plant, Armenia's Territorial Management and Infrastructure Minister Suren Papikyan said. "The issue of loan …

New governor of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor appointed

New governor of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor appointed

Ararat Grigoryan was appointed governor of Vayots Dzor Province by the Armenian government today. Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia Suren Papikyan presented the …

Environmental disaster in Armenia's Syunik?

Environmental disaster in Armenia's Syunik?

There was a breakdown in a tailing dump in Armenia's Syunik province and polluted water flowed into Vokhchi River. "The governor of the province called me at around 9:00 AM, described the situation and told me that the river …

Armenia to cut 30% of provincial governments staff

Armenia to cut 30% of provincial governments staff

The Armenian government decided to cut 30% of staffers at all Governor’s offices, Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Suren Papikyan said, adding that the process was commenced …

Yerevan anniversary festival postponed for October

Yerevan anniversary festival postponed for October

The Erebuni-Yerevan festival will be held on October 20-21, Armenia's Territorial Administration and Development Minister Suren Papikyan said at a government meeting.  The festival marking the …

Powers of Council of Elders of Yerevan terminated

Powers of Council of Elders of Yerevan terminated

Armenia's government decided to terminate the powers of the Council of Elders of Yerevan, suspending the activities of the city’s municipality as well. The country's Minister of Territorial Administration and …

All provincial governors to change in Armenia

All provincial governors to change in Armenia

The new provincial governors of Armenia will be appointed in the near future; there is nothing new yet on this topic. The new Minister of Territorial Administration and Development, Suren Papikyan, on Thursday told about the …