Vartine Ohanian Becomes Lebanon’s First Female Armenian Minister

Today, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Hassan Diab formed his government of 20-ministers following month-long negotiations.

Vartine Ohanian was appointed minister of Youth and Sport, becoming the first female Armenian to be appointed minister in Lebanon’s history.

Ohanian, a social worker by profession, is the director of Zvartnots Educational Center. She was proposed as a candidate by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

Also, Zeina Akar became the first female defense minister in Lebanon’s history.