11, 2016

President Serzh Sargsyan met with the Emir of Sharjah Sheikh Doctor Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi

President Serzh Sargsyan met today with the Emir of Sharjah Sheikh Doctor bin Muhammad Sultan Al-Qasimi. The President of Armenia praised the personal great input of the Emir of Sharjah Sheikh Doctor bin Muhammad Sultan Al-Qasimi to the deepening of the RA-UAE relations in different areas. Serzh Sargsyan expressed gratitude particularly for Doctor bin Muhammad Sultan Al-Qasimi’s direct assistance to the renovation of the Haghartsin Monastery Complex and construction of the abbey next to the complex and underscored that years ago the visit of the Sheikh to Armenia left its profound imprint on the relations of the two countries and the mentioned above wonderful and benevolent gesture is a good example of the interfaith dialogue and tolerance.

The President also highly praised Sheikh Doctor bin Muhammad Sultan Al-Qasimi’s personal involvement in the opening of the trade and economic center, and stressed the importance of that step from the viewpoint of developing and deepening of the bilateral trade and economic relations. Serzh Sargsyan noted that through its vigorous activities the Center will promote the bilateral economic ties.

The parties concurred that the regular nature of the first direct flight between the two countries - Sharjah-Yerevan-Sharjah-testifies to the increase of the mutual interest of the parties toward each other.

At the meeting with Emir of Sharjah, President Sargsyan spoke also about Armenia’s desire to invigorate relations with the investment and development organizations of the Emirates and said that certain agreements towards that end have already been reached in the framework of his visit.


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