Bilateral Relations

China China

General information 

Diplomatic relations were established on April 6th, 1992.

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

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 was opened in Yerevan.

Since November 2020, the Ambassador of the PRC to the RA is Fan Yong.

Since 1992 the Trade representation of the PRC functions in Yerevan.

Visits

To China

July

1992

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

May

 1996

State visit of Levon Ter-Petrossian, President of Armenia

December 1996

Official visit of Babken Ararktsyan, President of the National Assembly of Armenia

September 1999

Official visit of Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

December 2000

Working visit of Andranik Margaryan, Prime Minister of Armenia

February 2001

Official visit of Armen Khachatryan, President of the National Assembly of Armenia

September 2004

State visit of Robert Kocharyan, President of Armenia

June 2005

Working visit of Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

December 2008

Official visit of Hovik Abrahamyan, President of National Assembly of Armenia

September 2009

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

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 Sargsyan on the Armenian

National Day within the framework of international exhibition "Shanghai Expo-2010"

July 2013

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

September 2013

Working visit of Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia

March 2015

State visit of Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia

September 2015

Working visit of Hovik Abrahamyan, Prime Minister of Armenia

April 2016

Working visit of Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

May 2019

Working visit of Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia

To Armenia

April

1996

Official visit of Qian Qichen, Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Minister of

Foreign Affairs

September

2003

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

Central Committee

October

2004

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

February

2011

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

April

2011

Official visit of Li Changchun, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political

Bureau of the CPC Central Committee

May

 2016

Official visit of Meng Jianzhu, Special Representative of the President of the People's

Republic of China, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee,

Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission

June

2016

Official visit of Zhang Gaoli, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau

of the CPC Central Committee, Senior Vice-Premier of the State Council of China

April

2019

Official visit of Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the National People’s Congress

Standing Committee of China

September

 2019

Visit of Yu Jianhua, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Deputy

China International Trade Representative on the occasion of the holding of the 10th session

of the Armenian-Chinese Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation

Signed documents

Agreements

  • Trade-economic agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of People's Republic of China, 09.01.1992, 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, 04.07.1992, 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, sports, health and tourism, 04.07.1992, Beijing.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on scientific-technical cooperation, 04.07.1992, 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, 04.07.1992, 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 aviation, 05.05.1996, 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 capital, 05.05.1996, Beijing.
  • Agreement on banking cooperation between the Central bank of the Republic of Armenia and the National Bank of China,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,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,15.05.1998, 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 field of agriculture,04.1999, 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, 09.09.1999, Beijing.
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of education, 10.12.2000, Beijing.
  • Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports 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 of the 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, 02.06.2010, 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 the 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 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, 25.03.2015, 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, 25.03.2015, Beijing.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Tourism Cooperation, 25.03.2015, 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, 25.03.2015, 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 Armenian Dram/Chinese Yuan bilateral Currency Swap settings, 25.03.2015, 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, 06.06.2016, 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.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the mutual abolition of visa requirements for holders of ordinary passports, 26.05.2019, Yerevan.
  • Handover Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the People's Republic of China, 26.05.2019, Yerevan.
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation, 15.11.2021, Yerevan.

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, 04.07.1992, 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, 21.10.1997.
  • Protocol between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China on the exchange of Consular Convention documents, 29.10.1997.
  • Protocol between the Lori Region 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 consultations, 25.07.2013.
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China on the food safety of honey exported from Armenia to China, field of veterinary medicine and plant protection, 26.05.2019, Yerevan.

Memorandums 

  • Memorandum on visit of the trade-economic governmental delegation of Jiangsu province of China to the Republic of Armenia, 02.09.1998.
  • 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 field 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 Impulse Media House 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, 14.11.2011.
  • 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 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 Promotion of Cooperation in the Building of 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 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 the establishment of friendly relations between the city of Kapan of the Republic of Armenia and the city of Ningbo of the People's Republic of China, 14.06.2016, Ningbo.

Other 

  • Joint communiqué on establishment diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – April 6th, 1992, Yerevan.
  • Consular convention between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – December 26th, 1993, Yerevan.
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of culture in 1997-1998 – May 5th, 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 sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of culture in 1999-2000 – September 20th, 1998, Yerevan.
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of culture in 2003-2004 – April 30th, 2002, Yerevan.
  • Joint statement between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – September 25th, 2004, Beijing.
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of culture in 2005-2007 - September 27th, 2004, Beijing.
  • Program of Cooperation between the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China for 2012-2013, June 11th, 2012.
  • Joint Declaration on Friendly Cooperation and Further Development and Enhancement of Relations between the Republic of Armenia and the People's Republic of China, March 25th, 2015, Beijing.
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of culture in 2017-2019, June 10th, 2016, Yerevan.

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

2019

193.7

751.4

463.3

2020

289.8

674.1

437.2

2021

393.1

867.6

551.8

Main exported goods

Minerals

Main imported goods

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

 

Updated on 13.11.2022

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