Bilateral Relations

China China

 

General information 

Diplomatic relations established on April 6th 1992.

On 10th October, 1996 in Beijing was opened the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia.

Since 2016 the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the People’s Republic of China is Sergey Manassarian.

On July 1992 the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China opened in Yerevan.

Since 2014 the Ambassador of the PRC to the RA is Tian Erlong.

A trade representation of the PRC functions in Armenia since 1992.

 

Visits

To China

July 1992

Official Visit of Vice-President, Prime-minister of Armenia Gagik Harutyunyan

May 1996

State visit of President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian

December 1996

Official visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Babken Ararktsyan

September 1999

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia vartan Oskanian

December 2000

Working visit of the Prime-Minister of Armenia Andranik Margaryan

February 2001

Official visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Armen Khachatryan

September 2004

State visit of the President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan

June 2005

Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia vartan Oskanian

December 2008

Official visit of the Chairman of National Assembly of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan

September 2009

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian

May 2010

Working visit of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan on the Opening ceremony of international exhibition "Shanghai Expo-2010"

September 2010

Working visit of the Prime-minister of Armenia Tigran Sarkisyan on the Armenian National Day within the framework of international exhibition "Shanghai Expo-2010"

July 2013

Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian

September 2013

Working visit of Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan

March 2015

State visit of President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan

September 2015

Working visit of Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan

April 2016

Working visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian


To Armenia

April 1996

Official visit of Vice-Premier of the State Counsil of China, Minister of Foreign Affairs Qian Qichen

September 2003

Visit of the Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Luo Gan

October 2004

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Li Zhaoxing

February 2011

Working Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Yang Jiechi

April 2011

Official visit of the Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Li Changchun

May 2016

Official visit of the Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Meng Jianzhu

June 2016

Official visit of the Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice-Prime of the State Council of China Zhang Gaoli

April 2019

Official visit of the Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China Shen Yueyue

Signed documents

Agreements

  • Trade-economic agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of People's Republic of China, 9.01.1992, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of People's Republic of China on reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, 4.07.1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture, education, sport, health and tourism, 4.07.1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on scientific-technical cooperation, 4.07.1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on state credit for delivery commodities from China to Armenia, 4.07.1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of health and medical science, 26.08.1993, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China relating to civil air transport – 5.05.1996, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capita, 5.05.1996, Beijing
  • Agreement on banking cooperation between the Central bank of the Republic of Armenia and the National Bank of China,5.05.1996, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on military industrial and technological cooperation,28.05.1997, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Department of standardization, metrology and certification under the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the State Bureau of quality and technical control of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of standardization, metrology and certification, 15。09。1998, Geneva
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of agriculture,05.05.1996, Beijing
  • Agreement between the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme National Prosecutor's Office of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation, 9.09.1999, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of education, 10.12.2000, Beijing
  • Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Armenia and the General Administration of Sports of the People’s Republic of China, 17.10.2002, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 27.09.2004, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on mutual allocation of buildings and territory for placement Embassies of two countries, 13.06.2005, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 26.09.2005, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 28.12.2007, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 24.06.2009, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 11.09.2009, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 2.06.2010, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 12.04.2011, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 10.09.2013, Dalian
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on trade and economic cooperation, 10.09.2013, Dalian
  • Agreement between the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Bank of China on cooperation in banking sphere, 27.03.2014, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 23.12.2014, Yerevan
  • Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on on technical-economic cooperation, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the People’s Republic of China’s Preferential Loan to the Republic of Armenia, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation and mutual aid in customs affairs, 03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Recognition of Documents on Education and Scientific Degrees, 03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Tourism Cooperation, 03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Police of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China on Cooperation in Crime Prevention and Investigation, 03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Bank of the People’s Republic of China on the Currency Swap, 03.2015, Beijing
  • Loan Agreement “The Project on Modernization of Customs Clearance Technologies and Equipment” between the Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the RA Government, as a borrower, and Export-Import Bank of China, as a creditor, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 6.06.2016, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 12.05.2017, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China concerning air services, 15.09.2018, Guangzhou

Protocols 

  • Protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on consultations, 4.07.1992, Beijing
  • Protocol on cooperation in the field of conversion between the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Armenia and Committee of defense science, technology and industry of the People’s Republic of China, 21.08.1997
  • Protocol between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China on exchange documents of Consular Convention, 29.10.1997
  • Protocol between the Lori marz of the Republic of Armenia and Shanxi province of the People’s Republic of China on trade and economic cooperation, 14.11.2011
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on consultation, 25.07.2013

Memorandums 

  • Memorandum on visit of the trade-economic governmental delegation of Jiangsu province of China to the Republic of Armenia, 2.09.1998
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Department of emergency situations under the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Department of Earthquake protection of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of seismic protection, 27.09.2004, Beijing
  • Memorandum of understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the General Administration of press and publication of the People's Republic of China, 12.04.2011, Yerevan
  • Memorandum on Cooperation between radio "Impulse" of Armenia and China Radio International, 12.04.2011, Yerevan
  • Memorandum on cooperation between Yerevan and Beijing municipalities, 29.07.2011
  • Memorandum on establishment of friendly relations between Lori region of the Republic of Armenia and Shanxi region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Diplomatic school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Foreign Affairs University of the People’s Republic of China, 25.07.2013
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Civil Administration of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of disaster reduction and disaster relief, 10.09.2013
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China on the Facilitation of Group Travel by Chinese Tourists to the Republic of Armenia, 26.08.2014
  • Memorandum on Promotion of Cooperation in Building the Silk Road Economic Belt within the Framework of the Armenian-Chinese Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Projects between the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia and the National Energy Administration of China, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Memorandum on Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, 06.06.2016, Yerevan
  • Memorandum on establishment friendly relations between city Kapan and city Ningbo, 9.06.2016, Ningbo

Other 

  • Joint communiqué on establishment diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – April 6, 1992, Yerevan
  • Consular convention between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – December 26, 1993, Yerevan
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 1997-1998 – May 5, 1996, Beijing
  • Joint communiqué between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China on principles of friendly relations – May 5, 1996, Beijing
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 1999-2000 – September, 1998, Yerevan
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 2003-2004 – April 30, 2002, Yerevan
  • Joint statement between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – September, 2004
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 2005-2007 - September 27, 2004, Beijing
  • Program between the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the People’s Republic of China for 2012-2013 11 June, 2012
  • Joint Declaration on Friendly Cooperation and Further Development and Enhancement of Relations between the Republic of Armenia and People's Republic of China, 25.03.2015, Beijing
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 2017-2019, 10.06.2016, Beijing

 

Trade and economic relations 

Bilateral trade volumes between Armenia and China (million US dollars)

 

Exports

Imports (by country of origin)

Imports (by country of consignment)

2014

171.0

433.1

206.8

2015

165.3

327.2

162.6

2016

96.4

367.5

171.8

2017

118.5

477.7

274.0

2018

107.2

663.8

382.8

 

Main exported goods

Minerals.

Main imported goods

Clothes, shoes, machinery, chemicals, equipments, construction materials, food etc.

 

Updated on 01.07.2019

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