Politics 13:48 23/04/2021 Armenia

Armenia’s minister of labor and social affairs steps down

Armenia’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mesrop Arakelyan has resigned, he said in a statement on Friday.

“Dear compatriots, today I am stepping down as Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. I have taken on this responsibility in the post-war period for the sole purpose of mitigating the social disaster that we faced as a result of the war unleashed by the enemy [Azerbaijan] against Artsakh,” he wrote.

"Today we can state that Artsakh has overcome the social crisis and entered a stage of development programs and house-building," Arakelyan said, adding the primary social challenges may be considered largely overcome.

“I would like to thank my colleagues in Armenia and Artsakh for the cooperation. Peace to our united homeland!” minister said.

Mesrop Arakelyan was appointed Minister of Labor and Social Affairs on 20 November 2020.

 



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