Armenian Foreign Minister Oskanian to Visit Israel

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
28 October 1998

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian will arrive in Israel for a four-day visit between 29.10-2.11.98.

During his visit, Mr. Oskanian will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, Industry and Trade Minister Natan Sharansky, Health Minister Yehoshua Matza, Knesset Speaker Dan Tichon, Jerusalem Mayor MK Ehud Olmert and MK Ephraim Sneh. He will tour the Old City of Jerusalem, with special emphasis on the city’s Armenian community, and deliver a lecture sponsored by the Hebrew University’s Department of Armenian Studies.

Foreign Minister Oskanian will sign a number of bilateral agreements in the spheres of economics and health.

This is the first visit by a senior Armenian official since 1994 and it will mark a milestone in the two countries’ efforts to develop closer relations.