Bilateral Relations

Argentina Argentina

General information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Argentine Republic were established on January 17, 1992.

The Embassy of Armenia in Buenos Aires was opened in 1993.

The Embassy of Argentina in Yerevan was opened in 2009.

On February 25, 2021, by decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia Hovhannes Virabyan was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Argentine Republic. Hovhannes Virabyan presented his credentials to the President of Argentine Republic Alberto Fernandez on January 25 2022.

Ambassador Mariano Vergara presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia on February 23, 2021.

Argentina recognized the Armenian Genocide by law in 2007.

Visits

To Argentina

December 1991

Foreign Minister Raffi Hovhannissian

June 1992

President Levon Ter-Petrossian

May 1994

Foreign Minister Vahan Papazian

May 2000

Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian

May 2002

President Robert Kocharian

January 2011

Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian

May 2011

His Holiness Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos od All-Armenians Garegin II

July 2011

Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan

October 2011

Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan

December 2011

Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimyan

November 2013

President of the National Assambly Hovik Abrahamyan

July 2014

President Serzh Sargsyan

September 2016

Vice-speaker of the National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov

May 2017

Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan

October, 2018

Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimyan

March, 2019

Deputy Foreign Minister Artak Apitonyan

To Armenia

June 1998

President Carlos Menem

August 2005

Minister of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship Rafael Bielsa

May 2010

Minister of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship Jorge Taiana

September 2011

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Alberto D’Alotto

September 2011

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentine Republic Lorenzo Basso

April 2012

City Mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri

september, 2012

Minister of External Relations and Worship Hector Timerman

April 2013

Vice-president Amado Boudou

October 2013

Foreign Trade Secretary Beatriz Paglieri

September 2014

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduardo Antonio Zuain

June 2016

President of the National Bank Carlos Melkonian

June 2016

State Secretary on Human Rights Claudio Avrukh

Legal field

Agreements

  • General Agreement on cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic. (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments (signed on April 16, 1993)
  • Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic (signed on May 3 1994)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on science and technology cooperation. (signed on May 3 1994)
  • Agreement between the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Armenia and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Argentine Republic on technical co-operation and exchange of information in nuclear regulatory matters. (signed on October 6, 1997)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of culture and education. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the simplification of visa regime with respect to diplomatic and service or official passports holders. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of healthcare. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the city of Yerevan (Armenia) and the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) on friendship and cooperation. (signed on May 18, 2000)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on co-operation in the field of tourism (signed on May 3, 2002)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on co-operation in the field of seismic protection. (signed on May 3, 2002)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of agroindustry. (signed on May 17, 2000)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Plant Protection and Phytosanitary Quarantine (signed on August 30, 2005)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on Eliminating the Visa Requirement for Regular Passport Holders (signed on September 15, 2011)
  • Cooperation Agreement between the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Institute of the National Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic (signed on September 15, 2011)
  • Agreement of cooperation on the field of sports between the Sports secretariat of the Argentine republic and the Ministry of sport and youth affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
  • Agreement between the State Revenue Committee of the Government of Republic of Armenia and the Federal Administration of Public Revenue of the Argentine Republic on Cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters. (signed on October 23, 2012)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on a working holiday programme (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Govenment of the Argentine Republic on exchange of information on tax matters (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on economic cooperation (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the free exercise of remunerated activities by dependent relatives of diplomatic, consular, administrative and technical staff of their diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations (signed on 03.09.2014)
  • Cooperation Agreement between the Diplomatic school of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the National foreign service institute of the Ministry of foreign affairs and worship of the Argentine Republic (signed on 03.09.2014)

Memoranda

  • Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship of the Argentine Republic with a view of creating a mechanism of consultations. (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic (signed on July 22, 2011)
  • Memorandum of Intents between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires (signed on October 4, 2011)
  • Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of scientific and technological innovation research between the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of science, technology and productive innovation of the Argentine Republic (signed on 07.07.2014)

Joint Statements

  • Joint Statement on the Basis of Friendly Relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic (signed on June 30, 1998)

Trade and economic relations

Bilateral trade turnover between Armenia and Argentina (in thousand US dollars)

 

Export

Import (by trading country)

2017

83.6

6165.6

2018

0.1

9271.1

2019

-

15010.5

2020

62.9

12054.5

2021

28.8

4672.7

Main exported goods

Knitted fabric, clothing

Main imported goods

Meat, sugar, tobacco

 

Updated 18.02.2022

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