"THE COUNTRY MUST LOOK AFTER ITS SCIENTISTS"

"THE SCIENTISTS MUST TAKE CARE OF IT"

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| 14:08:20 | 03-10-2005 | Social |

"The arrival of the scientists from 16 countries of the world in
Armenia in the margins of the NATO program "Science for the Sake of
Peace" is the achievement of the Armenian scientists in the field of
physics", said NA deputy head Vardan Hovhannisyan. According to him,
the country must be able to use the results of such events.

"The point is that we have a nuclear power station and the existence
of our neighbors must always cause concern. After all, today terror has
come to a level where the terrorist organizations can make attempts to
gat nuclear weapon. The weapons have been created by scientists, and
only they can find anti-action against them", said Mr. Hovhannisyan.

The NA deputy head is sure that Armenia has a number of scientists
who can do much work in that direction. He claimed that our scientists
are not any worse than those from other countries. The only problem,
according to him, is that the country does not take care of them. "The
budget must allot sums for the scientific field", Mr. Hovhannisyan
said and promised that next year they will raise the issue during
the budget discussion.