Bilateral Relations

Canada Canada

General information

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

In January 1995 Armenia opened an Embassy in Ottawa.

From 2019 Anahit Harutyunyan is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Canada. Ambassador Harutyunyan is also representing Armenia in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, residence in Montreal). 

On November 17th 2020 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Armenia Alison Mary LeClaire (residence in Moscow) presented her credentials to President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.

The Office of the Honorary Consul of Canada in Armenia was opened in 1997, was closed in 2018 (Honorary Consul was Artashes Emin).

In 2019 Haik Van Lapoyan was appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Toronto, with jurisdiction in province of Ontario.

In 2022 Levon Afeyan was appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Montreal, with jurisdiction in province of Quebec.

Legal field

Agreements

  • Joint Declaration on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Armenia and Canada (signed on January 31, 1992 in Praha)·         Protocol of Intentions (signed on July 30, 1998 in Ottawa)
  • 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 (signed on April 7, 1999, in Yerevan)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada for the promotion and protection of investments (signed on May 8, 1997, Ottawa)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Canada on Trade and Commerce (signed on May 8, 1997, Ottawa)
  • 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 (signed on June 29, 2004, Yerevan)
  • 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, 2009).

Visits

To Canada

September 1999

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

September 2002

President of the National Assembly Armen Khachatrian

October 2003

Delegation of National Assembly

October 2004

Minister of Health Norayr Davidyan

May 2006

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

October 2006

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

October 2008

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (20th Summit of Heads of Member States of International Organization of the Francophonie)

February 2009

Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan

June 2010

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

March 2011

Minster of Energy and Natural Resources Armen Movsisyan

July-August 2013

Minister of Transport and Communication Gagik Beglaryan

July 2014

Delegation of Armenian National Assembly

March 2015

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Ervand Zakharyan

May 2015

Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan

May 2015

President of National Assembly Galust Sahakyan

November 2017

Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan

April 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan

July 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan

To Armenia

April 1999

David Collenette, Minister of Transport

May 2000

Delegation of the Parliament

May 2002

Delegation of the Parliament

November 2002

Gar Knutson, Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East Affairs

July 2003

Sarkis Assadourian, Delegation of the Parliament

April 2005

Delegation of Parliament on the Occasion of 90th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

September 2010

Delegation of the Parliament

July 2012

Members of the Parliament

April 2013

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

September 2013

Stephan Dion, Member of Parliament

July-August 2014

Jason T. Kenny, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of Multiculturalism

August 2014

Delegation of Parliament

April 2015

Christ Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Emigration of Canada

October 2015

Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of Canada

August 2017

Visit of Canadian MPs Tony Clement, Rachael Harder and the head of One Free World International company Majed-al-Shafii

October 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

February 2022

Stephan Dion, , Ambassador of Canada to Germany, Canada’s Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe

Trade and economic relations

The bilateral relations between the two countries are largely promoted by the Canadian-Armenian Business Council (CABC, Toronto), 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.

In the last decade (except for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic) the Armenia-Canada trade turnover is about 100 million USD per year.

Main exported goods

  • Diamond
  • Textile products
  • Medicine

Main imported goods

  • Meat and meat products
  • Paper
  • Cars
  • Tools
  • Machine tools

 

Updated 11.03.2022

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