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30,000 people leave Armenia annually: State Migration Service Head


An average of 30,000 people leave Armenia annually, Head of the country’s State Migration Service Gagik Yeganyan told reporters following a Government session on 4 May.

According to Yeganyan, fighting emigration means eliminating the reasons behind the phenomenon, which he said come from the social and economic environment.

"Studies show why people emigrate - lack of jobs, low salaries, difficulties in starting business, lack of prospects, lack of justice," Yeganyan said. "If we want the volume of migration to decrease, we must eliminate these reasons. This is exactly what the entire government's activities are directed at, but this issue can not be resolved in a year", he added.

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