UAE Seeks Armenian Support For Hosting IRENA


Emirates News Agency
April 1, 2009 Wednesday 2:11 PM EST

WAM Tehran, 1st April 2009 (WAM) — UAE Ambassador to Tehran and
Non-resident Ambassador to Armenia Khalifa Al Murri handed today a
message sent by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign
Minister, to his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian.

In his message, which was delivered by Al Murri to the Armenian
ambassador in Tehran, Sheikh Abdullah sought the support of Armenia
to the UAE request to host the venue of the International Renewable
Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi.

"The UAE views with high significance the Armenian support to to its
candidacy,"the UAE envoy said.

He indicated the H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister
of Foreign Trade, has raised the issue with the Armenian officials
during her recent visit to Yerevan.

Al Murri also delivered a message from H.E. Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash,
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to Vice President of Armenia
in reply to the note he sent earlier to the UAE minister.

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