YEREVAN. – The ruler of the Sharjah emirate, Sheikh Sultan III bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, who is one of the most influential figures of the United Arab Emirates, has written a comment on his webpage, 168 Zham daily reported.
“He noted that the Armenians had founded the historical fortress-city of Julfar, which is located in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, [and] that the name Julfar has an Armenian origin and it is related to the historical Armenian Julfa (Jugha).
“Doctor Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi is the author of historical research and is known for his numerous charity work.
“He is funding the reconstruction of the Haghartsin Monastic Complex in Armenia, for which he earned widespread admiration by being one of those rare Muslims in history who has donated huge amount of money to the reconstruction of a Christian religious complex,” 168 Zham wrote.