20:07, 15 September, 2016
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 15, ARMENPRESS. Member of the Public Council of Armenia and Council of Elders of Yerevan, Director of “Synopsys Armenia” Hovik Musayelyan describes the newly appointed Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan as a well-educated, skillful and decent person. In an interview with “Armenpress” he said that everyone who has had some type of relation with him can confirm that.
“It is a long time I know Karen Karapetyan. I have had several opportunities to talk to him about the development of Armenia’s economy, information and communications technologies. He is a very modern-day individual and is rather quick in catching the problems in the innovative sector”, Hovik Musayelyan said, adding that he has quite flexible engineering thinking and reminded about Karapetyan’s educational background at the Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics at the YSU.
Underlining the strong features of Karen Karapetyan, Hovik Musayelyan emphasized the necessity to back him.
“It will be very difficult for him and I am sure he acknowledges this. He mentioned at the National Assembly that Armenia’s economy faces numerous hardships: It is characteristic of him, to speak in a simple and honest manner. The issue is to what extent he will be supported by his team. He will not be able to carry out drastic changes on his own. His team has to support him. I am sure he will succeed”, Hovik Musayelyan added.
He also said that positive signals are necessary in the short-term, so as to increase public trust towards the government.
On September 8 ex-premier of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan announced about his decision to leave the office. On September 13 President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan issued a decree of appointing Karen Karapetyan to the post of the Prime Minister of Armenia.