The Armenian President has appointed the Minister of defence

The Armenian President has appointed the Minister of defence

YEREVAN, may 11 — RIA Novosti. The President of Armenia Armen Sargsyan appointed former acting Minister of emergency situations Davit Tonoyan’s defense Minister, said his press service.

“To appoint David Tonoyan Minister of defence of the Republic of Armenia”, — stated in the decree published on the presidential website.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian said Tonoyan will be appointed Minister of defense.

Tonoyan was born in 1967 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan). He graduated from the Geology of Yerevan state University and the Military-diplomatic Academy of the Russian Federation. In 1986-1988 he served in the Soviet army. Since 1994 worked in the Ministry of defense of Armenia, was a representative of the armed forces of the country to NATO, he headed the Department of international military cooperation and defense programs and defense policy Ministry of defense. In 2010-2017 years was the first Deputy Minister of defense of Armenia, and 2017 — the Minister of emergency situations.