On 27 June President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree forming a commission on organizing celebrations of the 20th anniversary of reopening the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
In accordance with the decree the composition of the commission was set up, which is to elaborate and accept the program of solemn events.
The composition of the commission is the following:
Ara Haroutyunyan, NKR premier (chairman of the commission);
Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church;
Roudik Hyusnounts, deputy chairman of the NKR National Assembly;
Spartak Tevosyan, NKR minister of finance;
Edward Atanesyan, first assistant to the NKR President;
Souren Grigoryan, head of the Apparatus of the NKR Cabinet of Ministers;
Vladik Khachatryan, NKR minister of education and science;
Narine Aghabalyan, NKR minister of culture and youth affairs;
Sergei Shahverdyan, head of the tourism department under the NKR Cabinet of Ministers;
Norek Gasparyan, chairman of the Public TV and Radio company board;
Vardan Hakobyan, chairman of the NKR Union of Writers;
Vahram Balayan, pro-rector of the Artsakh State University.