YEREVAN — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the newly appointed Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Armenia Joel Lion (residence in Jerusalem).

The Prime Minister congratulated the Ambassador on assuming the post and wished him fruitful work for the benefit of the development of the Armenian-Israeli relations.

Ambassador Lion said the diplomatic service in Armenia is an honor and assured that he would make every effort to deepen bilateral ties.

Pashinyan and Lion stressed the existence of great potential in the field of Armenian-Israeli cooperation, highlighting the programs aimed at concrete results. The sides exchanged views on the actions aimed at the development of the bilateral agenda.

Israeli Ambassador visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan
New Ambassador of Israel to Armenia Joel Lion visited today the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, accompanied by Honorary Consul of Israel to Armenia Ashot Shakhmuradyan, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute said.

Deputy Director of the Museum-Institute Edita Gzoyan welcomed the guests and introduced them on the history of the creation of the Memorial.

She also introduced the history of three cross-stones located in the territory of the Memorial, which are dedicated to the memory of Armenians killed during the ethnic cleansings carried out against the Armenian population in Azerbaijan in the end of the past century.

The delegation members laid flowers at the Eternal Flame and paid tribute to the memory of innocent victims with a moment of silence.

The guests also toured the Genocide Museum, got acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibits.

At the end of the visit the Israeli Ambassador left a note in the Honorary Guest Book.

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