Serge Sarkisian: Armenian nation cultivates exceptional esteem toward knowledge

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan took part in the opening of the Ministerial Summit of the European Higher Education Area and the Fourth Bologna Policy Forum (photos).
The Armenian president delivered welcome remarks:

“Distinguished participants of the Ministerial Conference of the European Higher Education Area,

It is an honor to greet you on behalf of the Republic of Armenia on the occasion of this very important event for the European Higher Education Area. The higher education is, obviously, the pillar upon which the knowledge-based societies are built”, he said.

“The Armenian nation cultivates exceptional esteem toward knowledge and education. That is, probably, due to its millennial history, throughout which it had been plundered, pillaged and persecuted, and its very knowledge and centuries-long spiritual and cultural heritage had been the only value that illuminated its path, and of which it could not have been deprived of. It is no coincidence that during the most difficult days of the Armenian Genocide Armenians had been saving books. Otherwise, we should have not possessed Matenadaran that is the warranty for the eternal existence of the Armenian nation”, he remarked..

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