|President of Armenia - Visit to Israel
(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
January 20, 2000
Mr. Robert Kotcharian, President of Armenia, today (Thursday, 20
January) completed a three day working visit to Israel. During the
visit, the Armenian President met with President Ezer Weizman, Prime
Minister Ehud Barak, Speaker of the Knesset Avraham Burg, Minister of
Interior Natan Sharansky, and Mayor of Jerusalem Ehud Olmert, as well
as visiting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Vad Vashem
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Memorial.
President Kotcharian also participated in the Armenian Christmas
celebrations which were held by the Armenian Partiarch in Jerusalem
and Bethlehem with the participation of the head of the church in
In the framework of the visit, means for improving cooperation
between the two countries were agreed upon and agreements in the
fields of health and protecting investments were signed.
The President of Armenia was accompanied by the Armenian ministers of
health, culture and religions as well as the foreign minister.