ArmInfo. An embassy of Armenia will open in Israel. The decision on this was made at a meeting of the RA government on September 19. Presenting the draft decision, RA Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan recalled that diplomatic relations between the two states were established in April 1992, however, until now Armenia was represented in Israel by a non- resident ambassador.
The opening of the embassy, which will be located in Tel Aviv, is due to the fact that the State of Israel is a very important geopolitical player, whose policy is directly related to regional stability. In addition, the opening of the embassy will provide an opportunity at the legal level to ensure the centuries-old presence of Armenians in the country, to support the rich history and cultural and historical monuments of the Armenian people. Also, according to the minister, the opening of a diplomatic mission will allow to intensify bilateral relations, develop ties in a number of areas, increase the country's representation in the region, protect the interests of Armenia, based on those issues, the solution of which requires an embassy.
Speaking about the timing of the opening of the diplomatic mission, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan pointed out the need to resolve on a bilateral basis a number of organizational issues that require a certain period of time. Meanwhile, as noted in the certificate, the rationale for the draft decision, the Armenian side intends to open the embassy as soon as possible - in late 2019 - early 2020.