DEVELOPMENTS IN ARAB WORLD IMPORTANT TO ARMENIA

Yerkir
15.05.2006 16:58

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - Armenian-Arab relations have historical
roots. Armenia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in the same region
and developments in the Middle East and the Arab world are important
to Armenia, UAE Ambassador to Armenia Khalifa Shagin al Mrr (residence
in Teheran) stated in Yerevan.

In his words, it would be normal if Armenia got observer status at
the League of Arab States (LAS). "It would allow it better understand
relations in the League," he said.

LAS statute provides for changes, that would allow providing observer
status to Armenia, which will convey a new impulse for Armenian-Arab
mutually beneficial ties. In January 2005 the Armenian MFA and LAS
signed a memorandum on mutual understanding in Cairo. The agreement
provides for holding consultations with the LAS, cultural and education
cooperation.