Armenian president appoints new defense minister

October 3, 2016 12:43 PM EDT

Armenia's current President Serzh Sarksyan (R) and his wife Rita leave a polling station after voting during the presidential election in Yerevan, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan appointed a new defense minister, the president's press service said on Monday.

The new defense minister, Vigen Sarkissian, was until Monday chief of the presidential administration.

(Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Alexander Winning)

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