Two Armenians in Cabinet of New Lebanese Government

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Armenpress) — Lebanon’s President, Michel Aoun, and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri have formed a new government of 30 ministers drawn from most sides of the country’s political spectrum and from all of its religious sects, the cabinet office said on Sunday, Reuters reports.

Two ethnic Armenians – Jean Oghassapian and Avetis Gidanyan — are among the 30 ministers. Oghassapian has been appointed State Minister of Women’s Affairs and Gidanyan has been appointed Minister of Tourism.