ArmInfo. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian will leave for Israel today to participate in the World Holocaust Forum 2020 dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. ArmInfo was informed about this in the press service of the RA President.
In Jerusalem the Armenian President will meet with leaders of a number of countries participating in the Forum. He will meet with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, other officials, as well as will visit the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. President Sarkissian will also visit Israel's scientific-educational institutions
To note, on January 22 and 23 the fifth World Forum on the Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust will be held in Jerusalem.
The heads of 46 states - presidents, prime ministers, representatives of royal houses and parliamentary leaders of Europe, North America and Australia will take part in the fifth World Holocaust Forum, entitled "Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism".
The event, organized by the World Holocaust Forum in collaboration with Yad Vashem, will be held on January 23, 2020 at the Warsaw Ghetto Square in Jerusalem. The forum is taking place on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, launched by the UN General Assembly in 2005. The forum will feature Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prince of Wales Charles and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.