MFA: FM and FM of the UAE discussed expansion of bilateral relations

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Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian and Foreign Minister of
the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayid Al Nahyan discussed
expansion of bilateral relations

On June 21, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met Foreign
Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah Bin Zayid Al Nahyan who
arrived in Armenia on a working visit.

Minister Nalabndian expressed satisfaction on the dynamically
developing cooperation between Armenia and the United Arab Emirates,
mutual high-level visits, and growing interest of the Emirate’s
businessmen in Armenian economy. Edward Nalbandian stressed that the
Emirates are important economic partner of Armenia in the Middle East
region and Armenia is interested in further strengthening and
deepening of cooperation.

The UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayid Al Nahyan thanked for warm
reception and stressed that his country intends to take concrete steps
for the further expansion of cooperation with friendly Armenia.

In the course of the meeting the two discussed wide range of issue
concerning the development of bilateral relations, cooperation within
the frameworks of international organizations. The two stressed that
high level of political dialogue and serious potential for expansion
of economic and cultural cooperation exists between the two
countries.

Armenian Foreign Minister said that Armenia geopolitically being close
to the Middle East is interested in the establishment of peace and
security in that region.

Ministers Nalbandian and Al Nahyan exchanged views on the issues
concerning strengthening of security in the South Caucasus and the
Middle East.

Foreign Minister of Armenia and the UAE noticed the importance of
regular consultations between the Foreign Ministries.

The meeting was followed by the signing ceremony of documents. Foreign
Ministers of Armenia and the UAE signed Agreement between the
Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United
Arab Emirates on land donation for the establishment of diplomatic
missions, as well as Memorandum of Understanding between the
Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United
Arab Emirates on Exemption of entry visa waiver for holders of
diplomatic passports.

The signing ceremony was followed by the joint press conference of
Ministers.

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