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Armenian Prime Minister Visits RFE/RL's Yerevan Office

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian
YEREVAN -- Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has paid a visit to RFE/RL’s bureau in the country's capital, Yerevan.

Sarkisian had a relaxed meeting with the Armenian Service's staff during his tour of the station office on May 7, which is still marked in some former Eastern Bloc countries as Radio Day in honor of the Russian radio pioneer Alexander Popov.

Sarkisian also recorded a brief interview in which he praised the station for exposing "problems and shortcomings" in Armenian society.

The prime minister said he himself listened to RFE/RL’s Armenian Service programs, but added that he hoped the station would one day not be needed in the country.

RFE/RL is known to end its missions in countries where democracy and freedom of speech have become well established.

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