Doha: Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the State of Qatar H E Gegham Gharibjanian emphasised the depth of bilateral relations between his country and the State of Qatar, noting that given the significant untapped potential in the field of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, both nations are determined to substantially increase the scope and the volume of trade and investment and strengthen interactions between businesses.
In statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the occasion of Qatar National Day, he expressed his appreciation for the establishment of the resident Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the State of Qatar last year, adding that they are actively working on expanding the bilateral agenda, and are full of hope to see the Qatari national flag hoist high on the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Armenia’s capital Yerevan.
He stated that the bilateral agenda was more than just active during last year, pointing out to the official visit of President of Armenia H E Armen Sarkissian to Doha in November 2019, and his participation in the official opening of WISE2019 and Doha Forum, which is another testament to the level of bilateral relations.
The Armenian Ambassador added that in October 2019 they had a successful visit by the Armenian IT delegation to QITCOM, led by the Minister of High-Tech Industry.
Around 20 leading Armenian IT companies participated in this event with a joint country pavilion, which was honoured at the opening ceremony, he said, adding that there were visits by many delegations from various sectors.
The volume of trade between the two countries yet remains well below both expectations and the existing potential, he said, adding that Armenia offers interesting opportunities and a good business environment for investments, especially in the fields of agriculture, tourism, real estate, high tech, etc. “We firmly work together with our Qatari colleagues to transform this potential into investments,” he emphasised.
At the end of his statements to QNA, the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the State of Qatar extended his congratulations and appreciation to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Father Amir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Government and people of Qatar, wishing the country peace, stability and further progress.