Kuwait News Agency
Jan 3 2012

Armenia keen on developing ties with Kuwait

Politics 1/3/2012 1:33:00 PM

YEREVAN, Jan 3 (KUNA) -- Armenian Vice-Premier and Co-Chairmn of the
Armenian-Kuwaiti Intergovernmental Commission Armen Gevorgyan held a
meeting here last week with the newly appointed Kuwaiti Ambassador to
Armenia, Basam Muhammad Al-Qabandi.

Given friendly political relations, Armenia is interested in
developing economic cooperation with Kuwait as well. Kuwait is the
first of the Gulf countries Armenia is forming systematized relations,
news agency TERT.AM of Armenia reported.

In October, the Armenian-Kuwaiti Intergovernmental Commission held its
first meeting in Yerevan. Both countries have opened their embassies,
which is a new impetus for bilateral relations development.

A delegation of the Armenian Development Agency (ADA) visited Kuwait
recently and held meetings, and Kuwaiti businessmen visited Armenia to
study opportunities for cooperation.

With respect to developing bilateral relations, the two sides stressed
the importance of establishing direct air communication.
The two countries signed a relevant agreement at the Intergovernmental
Commission's maiden meeting. Food export from Armenia to Kuwait and
cooperation in investment are highly promising. Specifically, Kuwaiti
companies can be involved in Armenian programs, particularly
infrastructure programs, added TERT.AM As Kuwait's first ambassador to
Armenia, Al-Qabandi last week submitted his credentials to Armenian
President Serzh Sargsyan.

Al-Qabandi was counselor at Kuwait's embassy in Belgium before his
appointment as ambassador in Yerevan.(end) nk.wsa KUNA 031333 Jan