Visit of Armenian President Kotcharian to Israel

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
January 23, 2000

President of Armenia Robert Kotcharian completed Friday, 20.1.2000 his 3-day working visit to Israel. He was accompanied by the Armenian Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Health and Culture and Religious Affairs.

During the visit president Kotcharian met with President Ezer Weizman, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg, Interior Minister Natan Sharansky and Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and visited Yad Vashem and Hebrew University. He also attended celebrations marking the Armenian Christmas held by the Armenia Patriarch in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Ways of strengthening Israeli-Armenian relations were agreed upon and agreements on health and the protection of investments were signed.