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Armenian president accepts acting foreign minister’s resignation

Armenia’s Acting Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan sent in his resignation on May 27

YEREVAN, May 31. /TASS/. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree dismissing Acting Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan, the presidential press service said in a statement on Monday.

"Acting Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan is hereby dismissed from his position at the prime minister’s request in accordance with Article 131 of the Constitution and Article 5.1 of the Law on the Structure and Activities of the Government," the decree reads.

Armenia’s Acting Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan offered his resignation on May 27. Deputy Foreign Minister Gagik Galachyan and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Anna Nagdalyan have also announced plans to step down.

Experts and the media don’t rule out that the wave of resignations stems from Armenia’s interaction with Azerbaijan, aimed at rectifying the border.