YEREVAN. – Personnel changes are expected within the diplomatic corps of Armenia, and, according to a source of Hraparak (Square) newspaper, the matter of the country’s ambassador to Georgia is discussed, at present.
“Even though the name of [National Assembly Vice President] Hermine Naghdalyan is circulated [for this post], Hraparak has learned that she turned down the offer. Now, the question of Sergey Minasyan, head of the department of political studies at Caucasus Institute, is discussed.
‘“And what will [serving ambassador] Yuri Vardanyan do? You called him from America, brought him to Armenia as minister of sport, [and] then sent him to Georgia,’ we asked. ‘First, Yura had quite major, solid posts for 10 years; and then, there is still no decision regarding him.’
“The [former] Olympic champion [weightlifter] also has serious health problems,” wrote Hraparak.