Foreign Ministry Sends Protests to Israel

YEREVAN (Armenpress–Noyan Tapan)–The Foreign Ministry of Armenia noted protest against the Foreign Ministry of Israel in connection with the recent statement of Israel’s Ambassador Rivki Kohen’s statement concerning the Armenian Genocide.

In the note of the protest–the Foreign Ministry Public Relations department said that Armenia considers any attempt of rejecting or belittling the significance of the Armenian Genocide as inadmissible–regardless of the motivation. Armenia has never thought of drawing parallels between the Armenian Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust–considering any crime against the human race "unique" with its political–legal–historical–and moral consequences.

Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Dzyunik Aghajanian said on Thursday that an Armenian delegation led by Foreign Minister Oskanian was to pay a visit to Israel–which Kohen said was to give a boost to development of bilateral economic relations was not planned.

Spokeswoman Aghajanian commented that "at this moment no visit on the level of foreign affairs minister is planned to Israel–and no delegation is expected form Israel to Armenia."

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