YEREVAN, JULY 4, ARMENPRESS. The Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia today organized an international conference titled “Gulf Arab States and Armenian Communities: Current Trends and Issues”, aimed at discussing opportunities for cooperation between Armenia and the Arab States of Armenia. Persian Gulf, as well as development trends of Armenian communities in these countries.
A number of diplomats, representatives of academia attended the conference.
In his address, Armenia’s Ambassador to Tunisia and Morocco, Arshak Poladyan, said that the region they are going to talk about today is quite an interesting region in the East, where the interests of superpowers clash.
“The oil and religious factor in this area has really turned into a political factor, and the area is interesting in that regard. I would like to emphasize that thanks to considerable efforts, after the independence of Armenia, we managed to start the process of establishing diplomatic relations with the Arab states of the East, and in 2000 we already had diplomatic relations with almost all the Arab countries of the Gulf, except for Saudi Arabia, but we hope that we will manage to create new relations also with this country by the end of the year”, a- he declared.
Ahlam Rashed Al Salami, Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Yerevan, said that the Armenian communities really enjoy a high reputation in different parts of the world and that the Armenian community in the UAE occupies a place particular among many foreign communities. .
“I know that respectful participants will address the Armenian community in the UAE, the achievements and the current challenges. I prepared a presentation on tolerance and coexistence in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates pays great attention to tolerance and values in order to strengthen its position as a global center of tolerance that creates a respective environment for the different cultures of the world, becomes a homeland for all those nations that live in harmony and work on his land,” said Ahlam Rashed Al Salami.
Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Yerevan State University Ruben Melikyan called the conference further proof that Armenia is a superpower of Orientalism.
“I don’t know when Armenia will become a political, economic and military superpower, but I have no doubt that it will be a superpower of Orientalism,” he said, adding that these steps and studies could not not only contribute to the development of science issues, but they also have a very important significance for the region.