European experience important for improving education system in Armenia – president

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Friday met with “Investment in Higher Education” international conference delegation participants. The conference held on Thursday and Friday within the frameworks of Bologna process under co-chairmanship of Armenia and Poland, president’s press service informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.

The president welcomed the participants and stated that the conference goals are very important and up-to-date for Armenia.

“We consider the process as one of possible paths to become closer to Europe,” the president said and added that Armenia makes improvements in the education system since 2005 to correspond it to European criteria.

Armenian government has undertaken a process aiming to improve investments in higher educational system, and to increase the quality, equality, availability and effectiveness of education. European experience application is important in the sphere.

Armenian Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan presented the outcome of two-day conference. Conference participants praised the high level of the discussions. They evaluated improvements launched in higher educational system and expressed readiness to cooperate not only within the Bologna process, but also to continue bilateral cooperation with Armenia.

The president believes that the conference will be fruitful not only for Armenia but also for the states participating in the conference.