PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Thursday, January 17 met Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Gulf Today reports.
The Sheikh welcomed President Sarkissian in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and stressed the importance of the visit to further advance relations between the UAE and Armenia across a range of sectors, including trade and investment.
The Armenian President expressed delight to be visiting the UAE and participating in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. He said he hopes his meetings with the UAE leadership and officials will result in fruitful ties benefiting both countries, especially in the tourism, cultural, and trade and investment sectors.
Sarkissian extended an official invitation to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid to visit Yerevan. The UAE Vice President accepted the invitation and thanked the Armenian President for his kind gesture.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department, Dr. Jassim Mohammad Al Qasimi, UAE Ambassador to Armenia, as well as Armenian Ambassador to the UAE, Mher Mkrtumyan, and an Armenian delegation accompanying President Sarkissian also attended the meeting.