Parliamentary delegation of Israel headed by Vice-speaker of the Knesset Tali Ploskova («Kulan»), who heads a group of Israeli-Armenian parliamentary friendship last week visited Armenia. During the visit at different levels were discussed the issues of expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
From the press service of the party «Kulanu» reported that during the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian discussed a wide range of issues of interstate relations, expansion of legal framework and development of business relations. One of the most important issues raised at the meeting was the issue of visa-free regime between our countries. Because at the moment between Israel and Armenia signed an agreement on visa-free regime for holders of diplomatic passports, we discuss the extension of this agreement for ordinary citizens of both countries.
Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian noted that in recent years, a considerable increase in bilateral visits from representatives of both the legislative and Executive powers, and expressed confidence that regular contacts contribute to the strengthening of bilateral relations.
At the meeting of members of the parliamentary friendship groups of Armenia and Israel addressed the process of international recognition of the Armenian genocide. According to the head of the friendship group with Armenia, justice is not yet achieved. “It is not recognized and condemned the crime opens the doors to a new crime,” — said Gagik Minasyan.
“Israel’s position in this matter, when compared with the situation three years ago, has changed for the better for the Armenians, noted Tali Ploskova. We have raised this issue at the meeting of Parliament, and then the discussion continued in the Committee on education, which announced the recognition of the tragedy of the Armenian people. The speaker of the Parliament said that if it depended on him, he would have supported the decision of the Committee. I, in turn, has repeatedly stated before the fact of mass killings is impossible to be silent. A little patience, I am convinced that ultimately Israel will also Express their position in favor of Armenia. We know what the tragedy of the Armenian people, we are heart and soul with Armenia.”
In its response, Tali Ploskova repeated the idea expressed in Tsitsernakaberd (the memorial complex in Yerevan dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915) during the last year visit to Armenia: “If the world did not forgive the genocide might not have been a Jewish Holocaust.”