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Tigran Sargsyan

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We live in a quickly changing world, therefore we must foretell developments, and reforms should respond to these changes.
RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan’s Remarks at the Annual Meeting of RA National Academy of Sciences (22 April 2009)

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