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The political processes should not have an impact on cooperation in education between Armenia and EU, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said during today's meeting with Armenia's Education Minister Armen Ashotyan.
"The strengthening and development of educational ties is an important priority for us," the European Commissioner said and added that she hopes that owing to its successes and track-record within the Bologna Process, Armenia will be useful for other countries.
For his part, Ashotyan stressed that Armenia, as the country that has assumed the Bologna Process Secretariat, stands ready to offer advice. He also expressed a view that Armenia considers it a principal matter that all "black spots" be eliminated from the "education map" of Europe. "Political problems should not become a reason for the suffering of the people's right to education," Armen Ashotyan stressed.