ArmInfo.As part of his official visit to the State of Qatar, Armenian President Armen Sargsyan visited the Armenian Embassy in Doha, which opened this year with the effective support of the Government and the Emir of Qatar.
Qatar expressed readiness for three years to provide the embassy with 400 thousand Qatari reais (about $ 110 thousand) per year, to allocate a building for the diplomatic mission and two cars. In total, the cost of maintaining the Armenian Embassy in Qatar will amount to $ 192.6 thousand per year.
The President of Armenia was met by the Ambassador of Armenia in Qatar, Gegham Garibjanian, the spiritual pastor of the Armenian diocese of Qatar, Archimandrite Pogos Tinkchyan, representatives of the Armenian community, as well as pupils of the Armenian Mesropyan Gymnasium.
Welcoming those present, the President considered this day a historic and long-awaited day for everyone, calling Qatar a friendly country with friendly people. <For many years, we have all been waiting for the embassy to open. During my many visits, when I met many of you, it was said when, at last, the Armenian embassy will open>, the president recalled. <Today it has become a reality, and I think that the life of the Armenian community of Qatar will change significantly from now on, as you will be more closely and directly connected with the Homeland. The presence of the Motherland will be not only in your hearts, but also in your daily life. I think that Armenia and Qatar still have much to do both in the fields of politics, economics, and in business relations and in cultural life>.
According to the president, the embassy should not only serve as a bridge connecting the motherland, but also work to strengthen Armenia-Qatar relations, expressing the hope that each of those present contributes to the active development of Armenia-Qatar relations.
Congratulating everyone on the opening of the embassy, the President expressed special gratitude to the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the friendly people of Qatar for their assistance, goodwill, and material support in opening the embassy.
As previously reported, the Qatari side expressed its readiness in the event of the opening of the embassy in Qatar on the principle of reciprocity to open the country's embassy in Armenia.