26 October 2004

Ambassador Dr. Arshak Poladian in Kuwait

AZAD-HYE (26 October 2004): Dr. Arshak Poladian, Ambassador of Armenia to the United Arab Emirates first arrived here in February 2000 and operated from a small hotel not far from the present location of the Embassy premises in Abu Dhabi. Few months later, in September 2000, the Embassy was officially inaugurated with the presence of UAE, Armenian officials (including Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian), Ambassadors of friendly countries and many Armenians.

Dr. Poladian was at that time (2000-2002) Charge d'Affaires of Armenia. In August 2002, few months after President Robert Kocharian's visit to the UAE and Qatar (April 2002) he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. President Kocharian appointed him also as non-resident Ambassador to the neighbouring State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

On 26 April 2004 Ambassador Poladian presented his credentials to Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. During the official ceremony he discussed with the King the current state of Armenian-Bahraini relations and the importance of developing them. He met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the tiny island.

On 29th October 2004 Ambassador Dr. A. Poladian will be visiting Kuwait to present his credentials to the Emir of Kuwait as non-resident Ambassador of Armenia. The official ceremony will take place on 2nd November 2004. Ambassador Poladian will take the opportunity to discuss the scheduled visit of Artur Baghdasaryan, Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia to Kuwait in November. He will meet also with members of the Armenian Community and the Head of the Armenian Church in the Arabian Gulf to oversee arrangements for welcoming the high-level visitor.

You are invited to read in another page correspondence about the expected visit of Artur Baghdasaryan, Chairman of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia to Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

For more information please contact:
Embassy of The Republic of Armenia
PO Box 6358
Phone: (971 2) 6769222
Fax: (971 2) 6764888
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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