YEREVAN (News.am)—The head of an Armenian state agency led a three-person delegation on what is being called a secret visit to Israel last week, sources told IzRus news agency.
The Armenian delegation toured a number of sites in Israel’s central and northern parts and visited Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter.
According to IzRus, which is joint Russian-Israeli news agency, this visit was the initiative of Israel’s non-resident Ambassador to Armenia, Shmuel Meirom, who accompanied the Armenian delegation.
The Armenian delegation did hold meeting with Israel’s political leadership. The visit is being described as a fact-finding mission and no concrete projects or initiatives were discussed.
The IzRus source added that the Armenian side expressed that the current détente in Turkish-Israeli relations creates good preconditions for developing ties between Armenia and Israel.
Last week Asbarez reported that, citing IzRus that the so-called “secret” official “is authorized to discuss political and strategic issues with the Israeli side. His main objective is to explore opportunities for military cooperation.” It seems, however, from the scant information, that no political discussions were held. Was this a sightseeing tour or something more substantive?