Ex-PM Sargsyan Set to Become Eurasian Economic Commission Chief


prime-minister-tigran-sargsyan_0YEREVAN (ArmeniaNow) — Armenia’s former prime minister, Tigran Sargsyan, who at present serves as ambassador to the United States, will be appointed as the head of the Eurasian Economic Commission when Armenia assumes rotating chairmanship of the executive body next February.

This emerged during a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in Burabay, Kazakhstan, that was also attended by Armenian President Serge Sargisian.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenka reportedly asked Sargsyan to name the next chief of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Sargsyan replied that the next head of the commission will be “Sargsyan Tigran Surenovich, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.”

Lukashenko stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin had approved the candidacy of Tigran Sargsyan, who headed the Armenian government in 2008-2014 and before that served as governor of the Central Bank of Armenia.

“His candidacy was supported by the Russian president, who worked with him. They say he is a very experienced professional,” the Belarus leader said.

The next summit of the Eurasian Economic Commission will be held in Moscow in December. An arrangement was made that before that a 10-member commission will be formed, with two members appointed from each country.