YEREVAN (Armenpress)—Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian met on Monday with Israeli historian and genocide expert Yair Auron, who was accompanied by writer and publicist Zory Balayan.
According to the President’s press office, President Sarkisian greeted the guest and emphasized that he was pleased to meet one of the best friends of the Armenian people in Yerevan again. Sarkisian attached special importance to the visits of friends of the Armenian people to Armenia in the year marking the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and their participation in the ceremonies commemorating the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The head of state expressed gratitude once again to the notable Israeli intellectual for his invaluable merit in the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, for always showing interest in Armenian issues and for expressing the willingness to help. Sarkisian also welcomed Yair Auron’s visit to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic within the framework of the visit to Armenia. Yair Auron expressed gratitude for the kind words and mentioned that he was very impressed with Nagorno-Karabakh and its peace-loving and dignified people. He emphasized that many Israelis don’t know about Karabakh and that when they know the truth, they will surely support the Armenians.