Armenia-UAE relations The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yerevan hosted an event, celebrating the 46th anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event was attended by high-level officials, representatives of diplomatic mission and NGOs.
In his welcoming speech, the Ambassador of the UAE to Armenia, Jassim Mohammed Al Qasimi pointed to the high-level bilateral relations established between Armenia and UAE based on mutual respect and principles of cooperation. As the Ambassador noted, the relations have reached a level of strategic partnership especially since last year. “The latest visit of the President of Armenia to UAE, the forthcoming visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Emirate to Armenia, the visit of the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to Yerevan, mutual visits of ministers demonstrate the desire to elevate the bilateral relations to a new level,” the Ambassador said, adding trends of continuous development are noticed in the culture and economic spheres, as evidenced by the growth in trade turnover.
“The overall level of trade exchanges has reached $140 million in the first nine months of the ongoing year to compare with $71 million last year,” Al Qasimi exemplified. In the Ambassador’s words, the development of the mutual relations as well as the growth of UAE investments in Armenia speak of the increasing trust of the UAE business toward Armenia, which takes place also due to the consistent efforts by the Armenian partners.
The Chief of Staff of the President’s Office of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan congratulated on the anniversary and noted that the past three years recorded breakthrough in the Armenia-UAE bilateral relations.
“The friendly relations formed between the leaderships of the two countries further contributed to deepening and developing of the bilateral ties. Today, I want to assure that we stay ready to continue that work with the same resolve and diligence,” Gevorgyan said.