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Government members sworn in at Presidential Palace


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Attended by President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, the government members’ oath-taking ceremony was held today in the presidential Palace.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan first approached the podium to read out the text of the oath: “For the sake of achieving our national goals and strengthening the Motherland, I hereby swear to conscientiously fulfill my public duties, abide by the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Armenia, promote respect for the sovereignty and interests of the Republic of Armenia and live up to the high title a member of government.”

Then, the other members of government took turns being sworn in. In conclusion, President Armen Sarkissian congratulated the Prime Minister and the Cabinet members, wishing them fruitful and productive work for the good of the Motherland and the Armenian people.

Note that taking the oath by government members is an innovation in Armenia’s political culture and is held for the second time now.

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