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Bilateral Relations



France

General Information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the French Republic were established on 24 February 1992.

On 2 October 2009 Vigen Chitechian was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to France.

On 11 November 2014 Jean-François Charpentier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Armenia, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan.

On 1 December 2011 Vardan Sirmakes was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Marseille.

On 30 May 2013 Nikolay Sarkisov was appointed Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Lyon.

Visits

France

April 2014 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
October 2014 Serzh Sargsyan, President
October 2014 E. Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
March 2014 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
October 2013 Serzh Sargsyan, President
May 2013 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
November 2012 Serzh Sargsyan, President
July 2012 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
September 2011 Serzh Sargsyan, President
May 2011 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
March 2010 Serzh Sargsyan, President
December 2009 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
October 2009 Serzh Sargsyan, President
October 2009 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
July 2009 Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the National Assembly
March 2009 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
November 2008 Serzh Sargsyan, President
May 2008 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
April 2008 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
October 2007 Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister
July 2007 Robert Kocharyan, President
February 2007 Robert Kocharyan, President
October 2006 Andranik Margaryan, Prime Minister
September 2006 Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
February 2006 Robert Kocharyan, President
April 2005 Robert Kocharyan, President
April 2004 Robert Kocharyan, President
January 2004 Arthur Baghdasaryan, Chairman of the National Assembly
June 2003 Robert Kocharyan, President
March 2001 Robert Kocharyan, President
February 2001 Robert Kocharyan, President
January 2001 Robert Kocharyan, President
July 2000 Robert Kocharyan, President
April 1999 Khosrov Harutyunyan, Chairman of the National Assembly
October 1998 Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
December 1997 Robert Kocharyan, Prime Minister
October 1997 Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President
June 1996 Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President
March 1993 Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President

Armenia

April 2014 Francois Hollande, President
May 2014 Francois Hollande, President
October 2011 Nicolas Sarkozy, President
September 2006 Jacques Chirac, President
July 1999 Christian Poncelet, President of the French Senate
April 1997 Hervé de Charette, Minister of Foreign Affairs
October 1996 Hervé de Charette, Minister of Foreign Affairs
June 1996 René Monory, President of the French Senate

Legal framework

Agreements

  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the French Republic on Mutual Understanding, Friendship and Cooperation
  • Between the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Administration of the French Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Internal Security
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic on Food Assistance
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic on Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation 
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments
  • Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital
  • Between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia and the French National Center for Scientific Research on Scientific Cooperation
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic on the Abolition of Visa Requirements for the Holders of Diplomatic Passports
  • Between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Defence of the French Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Defence 
  • Between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the French Republic on Learning of French Language in the Educational Institutions of the Republic of Armenia

Protocols

  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the French Republic on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
  • Protocol of Application between the Ministry of Communication of the Republic of Armenia and the French Public Enterprise of Postal Service La poste
  • Protocol to the Agreement between the Supreme Council of the Republic of Armenia and the Senate of the French Republic on Cooperation
  • Financial Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic
  • Financial Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic
  • Financial Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic
  • Financial Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic

Memoranda

  • On Cooperation in the Field of Standardization, Metrology, Quality Certification and Experimentation
  • Between the Custom Services of the Zvartnots Airport of Yerevan and the Roissy Airport of Paris in the Field of Combating Customs Crimes
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the French Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Energy
  • Between the General Department of Civil Aviation at the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Civil Aviation of the French Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Air Traffic
  • Between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the French Development Agency on Cooperation   

Turnover between Armenia and France (thous. US dollars)

  Export Import (according to the country of origin)
2011 9617.1 82456.9
2012 4441.6 67594.5
2013 6567.0 64213.7
2014 5080.7 79826.0

Updated on 07.02.2015

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