The Gulf News, UAE
Nov 23 2013
UAE signs customs cooperation agreement with Armenia at sidelines of ECF
DG says commercial relationships are increasingly growing with Armenia
Published: 18:49 November 23, 2013
Abu Dhabi: Represented by the Federal Customs Authority (FCA), the UAE
on Wednesday signed a technical cooperation agreement for customs
assistance with the Republic of Armenia in Abu Dhabi, represented by
the Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC).
The agreement was signed by Khalid Ali Al Bustani, FCA Acting Director
General and Gagik Khachatryan, SRC Director General for the UAE and
Armenian sides respectively.
Al Bustani said the UAE is keen to consolidate the cooperation
relations with the commercial partners and maximize the economic value
added through bilateral agreements in customs technical cooperation.
The map of the UAE commercial partners has significantly developed
during the recent years under the strategic plan implemented by the
FCA as a part of UAE Vision 2021, with a view to signing customs
bilateral cooperation agreements to activate the exchange of
information and experience to confront the challenges facing the world
trade movement, Al Bustani said.
In its plan to improve relationship with the international partners,
said Al Bustani, the FCA relies on the UAE position as a world trade
hub with extensive and manifold relationships with most of the
countries in the world. This relationship needs a legal framework most
notably the bilateral agreements.
The UAE has close commercial relationships with Republic of Armenia,
Al Bustani said. With growing diplomatic relations between the two
countries, these commercial relationships are increasingly growing as
Armenia is one of the UAE strategic partners in Europe, he said.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress