YEREVAN, September 13. /ARKA/. Armenia’s prosecutor general Aghvan Hovsepyan said goodbye to his subordinates today after ending his six-year term in office.
Under Armenia’s law, prosecutor general is appointed by the parliament at the recommendation of the president. One and the same person can not be appointed for more than two consecutive terms. Hovsepyan was approved as prosecutor general by the Armenian parliament in 2007. Before that prosecutor generals were appointed by president.
On Friday, leaving his office, Hovsepian crossed himself, said goodbye to his subordinates and spoke to reporters. He said he was going to walk home.
"I have worked for 40 years for this ssytem, 15 of them holding high positions. I was appointed prosecutor general three times. I am grateful to my fate for the honor to hold such a high office and to serve our state,’ Hovsepian told reporters.
Hovsepyan graduated from the Law Faculty of the Yerevan State University in 1974 and began his professional career began in the same year. He was first appointed prosecutor general in 2004 by then president Robert Kocharian. -0-