President Vahagn Khachaturyan met with the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
President Vahagn Khachaturyan, who is in the State of Qatar on a working visit, participated in the opening ceremony of the Qatar Economic Forum.
Following the official ceremony, the President of the Republic of Armenia met with Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The President expressed gratitude to the Emir for the invitation and congratulated him on organizing the Qatar Economic Forum at a high level.
During the meeting, Vahagn Khachaturyan highlighted the importance of the consistent development of close friendly relations between Armenia and the Arab world and the willingness of both sides on this matter.
In his speech, the President presented to the Emir the details about the realities in the South Caucasus region and the essence of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Vahagn Khachaturyan emphasized that Armenia is committed to establishing peace in the region and good relations with neighboring countries.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani noted in his speech that he is aware of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and hopes that the developments will lead to achieving the agenda of sustainable peace. The Emir noted that currently there are 10 flights from Qatar to Armenia and vice versa on weekly basis which attests to the potential for cooperation between the two countries. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani also stressed that the establishment of stability and peace in the region will contribute to the further development of relations.
During the discussion, the sides touched upon the possibility of opening the Embassy of Qatar in Armenia, the importance of the latter was highlighted by both sides which may raise the Armenian-Qatari economic, agricultural, political, cultural cooperation to a new level.
Concluding the meeting, the President of the Republic of Armenia invited the Emir of Qatar to visit Armenia.