YEREVAN. – Armenia's Education Minister Armen Ashotyan thanked his colleagues who arrived in Yerevan for the participation in the European Higher Education Area and the Fourth Bologna Policy Forum.

“Thank you to all 12 countries, especially Romania. We took up the torch from Romani and hopefully will smoothly pass it to France,” Ashotyan said.

According to him, the Yerevan communique has been prepared over the last year. Expressing gratitude for the help in its development, the Minister noted that the document will be discussed and approved tomorrow.

“It is a very important document on countering European challenges, it is very pragmatic and ambitious. The document is important, given that it notes inclusiveness of higher education,” the Minister said.