Posted 14 September 2005
The plot has been donated by late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, during Kocharian's visit to the UAE (April 2002).
This event will mark the beginning of a donation campaign within the Armenian Communities in the Gulf countries, aimed at concentrating the required amount for erecting the building (which happens to be exactly next to the new futuristic building of the US Embassy).
It is worth mentioning that the Armenian Community of the UAE supported economically the opening of the Armenian Embassy in the UAE and had covered most of the expenses during the period 2000-2002
The Embassy was officially opened with a flag hoisting ceremony on 24th September 2000, at its temporary premises opposite Hamdan Post Office on Khalifa Street in Abu Dhabi. The flag was raised by visiting Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vardan Oskanian, and the first Charge d'Affaires, Dr Arshak Poladian, flanked by young Armenians in traditional attire.
The ceremony was attended by UAE Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, several diplomats, UAE officials and Armenians in the country.
Photo: UAE non-resident Ambassador to