Bilateral Relations

Canada

General information

Diplomatic relations between Armenia and Canada were established on January 31, 1992.

In January 1995 Armenia opened an Embassy in Ottawa. The Armenian Ambassador to Canada is Armen Yeganian (2011).

The office of Honorary Consul of Canada in Armenia was opened in 1997.

The inter-parliamentary Friendship Groups function mutually in the Parliaments of the two countries.

In 2006 Canada on the legislative and executive levels recognized the Armenian Genocide.

According to the decree of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia H.E. Edward Nalbandian, dated on October 5, 2015 Mr. Berdj Sevazlian, citizen of Canada, was appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Toronto, with jurisdiction in province of Ontario.

H.E. John Ronald Kur is the Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Armenia, with residence in Moscow, who has presented his Credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan on January 24, 2014.

Visits

To Canada

September 1999 Working visit of Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian
September 2002 Working visit of National Assembly Speaker Armen Khachatrian
October 2003 Working visit of the Delegation of Armenian National Assembly
October 2006 Working visit of Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian
October 2008 Working visit of Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (20th Summit of Heads of Member States of International Organization of the Francophonie)
February 2009 Working visit of Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan
June 2010 Official visit of Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian
March 2011 Working visit of Armen Movsisyan Minster of Energy and Natural Resources
March 2015 Minister of energy and natural resources E.Zakharyan
May 2015 Working visit of Minister of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia Hranush Hakobyan
May 2015 Official visit of the President of National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Galust Sahakyan

To Armenia

April 1999 Working visit of Minister of Transport David Collenette
May 2000 Working visit of Parliamentarian Delegation
May 2002 Working visit of Parliamentarian Delegation
November 2002 Working visit of Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East Gar Knutson
April 2005 Official visit of the Delegation of Parliament on the Occasion of 90th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
April 2010

Working visit of the Director General of European Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Robert Hage

September 2010 Working visit of Parliamentarian Delegation
July 2012 Working visit of Parliamentarian Delegation
April 2013 Official visit of the Canadian delegation led by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai on the occasion of the Inauguration of the President of the Republic of Armenia
2013 Working visit of Member of Parliament Stephan Dion
July 2014 Official visit of Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism Jason T. Kenny
August 2014 Visit of Members of Parliament
April 2015 Official visit of the Minister of Citizenship and Emmigration of Canada Mr. Christ Alexander
October 2015 Official visit of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of Canada Mr. Christian Paradis

Legal field

Agreements

  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada on Trade and Commerce ( came into force April 1, 1999)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada for the promotion and protection of investments (came into force March 29, 1999)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (came into force December 25, 2005)

Protocols

  • Protocol of Intentions (signed on July 30, 1998 in Ottawa)

Memorandums

  • Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Armenia and the Department of Transport of Canada concerning the provision of technical expertise in the area of transport ( came into force April 7, 1999)

Other

  • Arrangement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada for the employment of dependents of members of diplomatic missions and consular posts (exchange of Notes, April 7 and June 29, 2009).

Trade and economic relations

The bilateral relations between the two countries are largely promoted by the Canadian-Armenian Business Council (CABC), which was created to boost bilateral economic cooperation. Business partnership is mutually productive in the fields of mining, construction, energy, jewelry, light industry, high technology and IT.

Bilateral trade between Armenia and Canada (in US dollars)

  Export Import (by trading country
2010 29560,9 13235,0
2011 70430.8 16840.4
2012 85074.7 18645.4
2013 87388.9 28366.7
2014 93303.0 23045.2

Main exported goods

  • Textile
  • Non-ferrous metals.

Main imported goods

  • Meat and meat products
  • Processed food
  • Paper
  • Medicine
  • Machine tools
  • Тools

 

Updated 27.06.2016

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