Egyptian Ambassador Speaks At Yerevan State University

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"My family and I have had a nice time in Armenia," Egyptian Ambassador to Armenia Sayd Imam said September 15 at a meeting held at the Department of Oriental Studies at Yerevan State University. Also present at the meeting was Director of the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with CIS Countries–Ambassador Ashraf Zahaza.

Sayd Imam–who is completing his diplomatic mission to Armenia–pointed out that Egypt was the first Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Armenia and gave a high appraisal to the current level of cooperation between the two countries. He stressed that this cooperation reached a new level after the meeting of Egyptian and Armenian Presidents–Hosni Mubarak and Robert Kocharian in Davos.

The Egyptian representatives made presentations to the Chair of Arabic Philology–Department of Oriental Studies–and expressed optimism that these presentations "will facilitate the education process." Addressing the students–Zahaza stressed that these presentations are "not the last ones" and promised to organize a month-long training course at Cairo University for Armenian students.

Head of the Chair of Arabic Philology Samvel Karabekian thanked the guests and stated that one of the classrooms of the Chair will be named after the Egyptian president’s wife–Suzan Mubarak.

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