09, 2015

President expresses condolences on Armen Movsisyan’s untimely demise

The president of the Republic of Armenia has expressed his deepest sympathy to the Movsisyans, their relatives and friends on the untimely demise of the prominent statesman Armen Movsisyan.

Armen Khikari Movsisyan

On 21 September 2015, in his 54th year has suddenly died the advisor to the president of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Movsisyan, former RA energy and natural resources minister.

Armen Movsisyan was born on 13 January 1962 in Kapan. He graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in 1983 and from the All-Union Institute of Light Industry in 1989.

From 1983 to 1991, he worked at the Kapan Knitted Goods Factory as a master, a taskmaster, a head of workshop, and also as a deputy director-general.
From 1991 to 1992, he held the position of the first deputy head of the Executive Committee of the Kapan Municipal Council.

From 1993 to 1997, he served as Director of Kapan’s Electron Factory, from 1997 to 1998, as Director of Syunik Regional Electric Networks SCJSC of the RA Ministry of Energy, and from 1998 to 2000 as Director of Southern Electric Networks SCJSC.

From 2000 to 2001, he served as RA deputy energy minister, and from July to December 2001, as deputy chairman of the State Committee of Water Economy adjunct to the RA Government.

From 2001 to 2008, he held the position of RA energy minister, and from 2008 to 2014, the position of RA minister of energy and natural resources.

He was the adviser to the RA president since 7 May 2014.

Armen Movsisyan was a Candidate of Technical Sciences, the author of a few monographs and a number of scientific articles.

He was awarded the Medal of Anania Shirakatsi and the second-class Medal of Services to the Motherland.

The warm memory of Armen Movsisyan – a patriot and a man with inexhaustible vigor – will always remain in the hearts of all those who knew him.


Office to the President of the Republic of Armenia

Armen Movsisyan’s requiem service will take place at Yerevan’s St John the Baptist Church on 24 September, from 18.00 to 20.00, and at Kapan’s St Mesrop Mashtots Church on 25 September, from 12.00 to 14.00. The funeral will be held on the same day in the Syunik village of Agarak.

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