Today, September 24, the first session of the Public Forum on Armenian-Israeli cooperation was held in Yerevan on the initiative of President of RA NA Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Head of Armenia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group, Artak Zakaryan and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Israel, Head of Knesset Armenia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group, Tali Ploskov.
In his speech, Artak Zakaryan noted that he had the idea for organizing the forum within the framework of his working visit to Israel.
“The forum will serve as a platform for cooperation in scientific, cultural, technological, health, tourism and other business fields between the two countries,” Zakaryan noted.
According to him, the forum will operate on a permanent basis, public order, carrying out its activities both in Israel and in Armenia. Artak Zakaryan stressed that the main objective of the forum is the involvement of interested parties in both countries to develop and implement joint projects, business investments, technological development opportunities, as well as other scientific and cultural exchange programs.
In her turn, Tali Ploskov noted that during her second visit in Armenia she realized that there are many similarities between the two countries and using them will benefit the development of relations between Armenia and Israel.
According to her, one of the main goals of the forum is promoting awareness in Armenian-Israeli business circles and encouraging implementation of investment projects in both countries.
Meanwhile, Artak Zakaryan, welcoming guests from Israel, said that Tali Ploskov first visited Armenia during the April events and now, during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, stressing that as a true friend, the Israeli side visits Armenia in times of joy and in times of sorrow.
Zakaryan noted that for the dialogue between the sides, two co-chairs for the forum will be appointed.