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Former ambassador of Israel to Armenia about Yerevan-Tel-Aviv relations: One cannot dance tango alone

  • Thursday, November 29, 20:56

Of course, Israel would like to develop equal relations with all the three South Caucasus states, but at present Tel-Aviv has been closely cooperating with some of them and not so closely with others, Baruch Ben-Neria, the former Israeli ambassador to Armenia and Georgia, told journalists in Yerevan today.

'At present Israel has been closely cooperating with Azerbaijan, as it is a mildly-Muslim country, the relations with which are very much important for Tel-Aviv against the background of the current passions developing in the Muslim world", - he said and added that from the post-Soviet Muslim states, Israel has been cooperating not only with Azerbaijan but also with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  Besides the political component, the energetic one is also very much important in the relations with Azerbaijan, which is a source of energy for Israel, the former ambassador said. "You know that Israel is isolated and needs energy resources very much, and Azerbaijan is a source of oil for Israel, as because of the
complicated relations of Tel-Aviv with its neighbors, it cannot directly buy energy sources from the countries of the region", - he said.

As for Armenia, it is very much important for Tel-Aviv to develop relations with Armenia. "One needs a couple to dance tango, as it is impossible to dance alone. But Armenia has its own viewpoints and interests in this matter", - he said. He pointed at close relations between Yerevan and Teheran as one of the obstacles on the way of activation of the Armenian-Israeli partnership, as Teheran has been always threatening to destroy Israel.

At the same time, the diplomat said that serious attempts have been recently taken to activate the bilateral relations and opening of embassies in both countries could promote that. However, only Tel-Aviv's wish in the matter of opening Israel's embassy in Yerevan, and Armenia's embassy in Tel-Aviv is not enough, Yerevan should also initiate it, Mr Ben Neria said.

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