12, 2021

President Armen Sarkissian met with the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

The President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, who is in the State of Qatar on a working visit, met with the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Welcoming the President of Armenia, the Emir of Qatar highly appreciated the atmosphere of mutual trust and constructive dialogue between Armenia and Qatar, as well as his warm relations with the President of Armenia.

President Sarkissian noted that Armenia is interested in deepening cooperation with the Gulf countries in various spheres, and that Qatar is one of our country's strong partners in this context.

The President of Armenia presented the information on the situation in Armenia, the current challenges, and in particular, humanitarian issues.

The President of Armenia and the Emir of Qatar stressed the great potential for cooperation between the two friendly countries, and the mutual readiness to expand and strengthen relations. They touched upon the agreements, reached during the previous meetings, the implementation of which was slowed down due to the coronavirus pandemic and the war, and stressed the need to implement them as soon as possible.

The interlocutors noted that the two countries can advance their relations, especially in the fields of information technologies, scientific-educational innovation, finance and banking, tourism and climate change.

President Sarkissian said that Armenia strives to become a leader in high technologies and innovations. In this context, he referred to the ATOM Presidential Initiative, which aims to develop the latest technologies in Armenia and artificial intelligence, and noted that Qatar can also be an important partner in this program.

Noting that Armenia has immense investment opportunities in various spheres, President Sarkissian particularly said: "We will welcome the interest of Qatari companies in various sectors of the Armenian economy, we are ready to support potential investors. Artificial intelligence, science, the financial-banking system, education and culture are the areas where our cooperation can deepen."

During the meeting, they also spoke about cooperation within the framework of the "Debt-for-Climate-Swap" program.

The President of Armenia and the Emir of Qatar also touched upon a wide range of regional issues.



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