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Armenia to Open Embassy in Tel Aviv

Armenia to Open Embassy in Tel Aviv

Saturday, 21 September, 2019 - 05:00
A general view of Tel Aviv's skyline is seen through a hotel window in Tel Aviv, Israel, May 15, 2017. (Reuters)

The Israeli foreign ministry revealed that Armenia was seeking to open an embassy in Tel Aviv.

Diplomatic sources said the ministry has been seeking such a move for months.

It had also been persuading Armenian authorities to open the mission in Jerusalem, but Yerevan refused.

At any rate, Israel has welcomed Armenia’s move, saying it is a reflection of the recent rapprochement between them.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said Armenia’s move is an indication of Israel’s growing standing on the international scene.

It will pave the way for a new chapter in relations with Yerevan and lead to the consolidation of ties and cooperation in various fields, he remarked.

Armenia will become the 90th country top open an embassy in Israel.

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