ArmInfo. Minister of High-TechIndustry, member of the board of the Civil Contract party Hakob Arshakyan finds the resignation of the heads of the National Security Service and the RA Police as normal situation "If the head of the executive branch is dissatisfied with the work of his employee, he dismiss him," Arshakyan said on September 19 in an interview with reporters after a government meeting.
To recall, on September 16, at the proposal of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, head of the NSS, Arthur Vanetsyan, was dismissed. On September 18, the President of the Republic of Armenia also signed a decree on dismissing the Chief of Police Valery Osipyan from his post. On the same day in the evening, Osipyan was appointed chief adviser to the Prime Minister. The day before, head of the office of the Prime Minister of Armenia Eduard Aghajanyan stated that the resignations of the heads of the NSS and the Police were personally initiated by the Prime Minister of Armenia, since the activities of the former heads of the NSS and the Police did not satisfy the Prime Minister. Today, the Prime Minister announced the decision to appoint the interim director of the NSS of Armenia, Eduard Martirosyan, deputy director of the department, and Arman Sargsyan, deputy head of the Police, as deputy head of the police.
When asked about how a person can be useful as the chief adviser, if the prime minister was dissatisfied with him as Chief of the Police, Arshakyan noted: "A person can work well in one post, but not very well in another" Commenting on the information that the Vice-speaker, the Minister of Defense, the Foreign Ministers and the Ministry of Emergencies and the ministers of the social bloc may leave their posts, Arshakyan stated that there were no such discussions.
As for the initiative to appoint not only professional personnel from the system, but also civilians to the posts of heads of power structures, according to Arshakyan, this issue was not discussed on the board of the Civil Contract party. "But all options have a right to exist," he said.