We seek more tech investment with Egypt: Armenia ambass



Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 12:20 GMT


Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 12:20 GMT

FILE - Parliament General Assembly

FILE - Parliament General Assembly

CAIRO – 18 December 2017: The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the House of Representatives held a meeting on Sunday with the ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Egypt, Armen Melkonian. The two sides discussed bilateral relations between Armenia and Egypt.

During the meeting, Melkonian stressed that Armenia is keen on extending the economic relations with Egypt because Egypt is one of the key countries in the Middle East and Africa.

He also pointed out that the Armenian Parliament has formed the Armenian-Egyptian Friendship Association, calling the Egyptian Parliament to accelerate the forming of this association for the two Parliaments to promote bilateral relations.

Regarding tourism, he said that around 12,000 tourists have visited Egypt in 2017, especially to Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada. He added that, in this regard, flights between Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, have been facilitated.

He further remarked that Armenia seeks to make more investments with Egypt in the field of information technology, referring to the visit paid by Armenian delegation to Egypt in 2010.They held a meeting with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Melkonian noted that Europe praised Egypt’s achievements in combating terrorism, illegal immigration and refugee crises. Egypt has around 5 million refugees, and Egypt has provided them with all the necessary health and educational services.

Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Egypt were established in March 1992. In September 1992, the embassy of Armenia was established in Cairo, while the Egypt’s embassy in Yerevan started functioning in April 1993.

On June 2009, Melkonian was appointed as the ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Egypt, and Wahid Galal was appointed in 2007 as the ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Armenia.

Several agreements have been signed between the two states, such as agreement on economics, technical and scientific cooperation in May of 1992; the agreement for cooperation in the agriculture field was signed in 1997 and the agreement on establishing diplomatic relations came in 1992.



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