CONFERENCE ON 'THE ROLE OF ARMENIANS IN THE ECONOMY OF ARAB WORLD' HELD IN CAIRO UNIVERSITY

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2010-03-30

YEREVAN, MARCH 30, ARMENPRESS: The third international conference on
'The Role of Armenians in the Economy of Arab World' was held March
29-30 in the Armenian Research Center of Cairo University under the
auspices of Prof. Hossam Kamel, President of Cairo University. An
official from the press and information department of RA Foreign
Affairs Ministry told Armenpress that Armen Melkonyan, RA ambassador
to Egypt, Zeynab Abu-Sinna, director of the Armenian Research Center
welcomed the participants of the conference and addressed speeches
in which they emphasized the importance of actions of the center in
the Armenian-Arabic scientific-educational and cultural cooperation.

Addresses of RA Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan and
Industry Minister of Lebanon Abraham Dedeyan were read at the opening
ceremony of the conference.

Over 20 scientists from Armenia, Syria, Lebanon and the USA took
part in the conference and presented reports on the Armenian-Arabic
relations and economic cooperation during various periods of history.

The speakers endeavored to emphasize the importance of the role of
the Armenians in developing the trade and economy of the Middle East.

The center decided to publish the materials of the conference in a
separate issue. After the conference RA embassy to Egypt organized a
reception at which presidency of Cairo University and Mohamed Gaber,
assistant Minister for Higher Education, were present.