Bilateral Relations

Czech Republic Czech Republic

General information

Armenian-Czech intergovernmental cooperation dates back to 1992, when the diplomatic relations between Armenia and Czechoslovakia were established. Later, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Armenia established diplomatic relations with the Czech Republic.

The Armenian-Czech Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation was established in 2014. There were three sessions of the Commission since that – the first one in 2014 in Yerevan, the second one in 2016 in Prague, and the third one in 2017 in Yerevan and the fourth one in 2018 in Prague.

On 21 February 2019 Ashot Hovakimian, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Czech Republic handed over his credentials to President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman.

On 18 July 2019 Bedřich Kopecký, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia handed over his credentials to President of the Armen Sarkissian.

Visits

to

the Czech Republic

2009 Serzh Sargsyan, President
2009 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2010 Tigran Sargsyan, Prime-Minister
2011 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2012 Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the RA National Assembly
2014 Serzh Sargsyan, President (State visit and within the Eastern Partnership framework)
2015 Hovik Abrahamyan, Prime Minister
2015    Seiran Ohanyan, Minister of Defense
2016 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs (within the framework of Eastern Partnership and Visegrad Group
2018 Ara Babloyan Chairman of the RA National Assembly

to the Republic of Armenia

2008 Přemysl Sobotka, President of the Senate
2008 Karel Schwarzenberg, First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2008 Přemysl Sobotka, President of the Senate
2010 Martin Barták, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Defence
2010 Jan Fischer, Prime Minister
2014 2013 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg
2015 Lubomir Zaoralek, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2016 Miloš Zeman, President (State visit)
2017 Milan Štĕch, President of the Czech Parliament Senate

Legal framework

Agreements

  • Note between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia and the Republic of Armenia on the establishment of Diplomatic Relations. March 30, 1992
  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the Czech Republic for Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and Capital. July 6, 2008
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Czech Republic on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Education, Science, Youth and Sports. December 10, 2010
  • Between the Ministries of Defence of the Republic of Armenia and the Czech Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Defence. March 26, 2010
  • Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Czech Republic. May 17, 2010
  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the Czech Republic on Readmission of Persons Staying without Authorization. May 17, 2010
  • Between the Manufacturers Association of Armenia and the Union of industry of Czech Republic /2011, Yerevan/.  
  • Between the Ministry fo Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health of Czech Republic on Cooperation in the Fields of Health and Medical Science. 30 January 2014, Prague
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Czech Republic on Cooperation in the Fileds of Economy and Industry. 30 January 2014, Prague
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Czech Republic on Cooperation in Criminal Matters. 30 January 2014, Prague
     

Protocols

  • Between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on Cooperation. March 1, 1996 
  • Implementation Protocol between the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic Implementing the Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the Czech Republic on Readmission of Persons Staying without Authorization. May 17, 2010 

Memoranda

  • Between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Czech Republic on cooperation in the Field of European Integration. July 6, 2008 
  • Memorandum of Cooperation between the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic. May 18, 2009
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. Signed in 2015 in Yerevan.   
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Tavush Province of the Republic of Armenia and the Hradec Kraloe Province of the Czech Republic. Signed in 2015 in Prague.  

Trade and Economic cooperation

Turnover between Armenia and Czech Republic (thousand US dollars)

  Import Export
2011 15690.0 1539.0
2012 1481.9 20375.0
2013 8437 21184.7
2014 1440.6 19819.4
2015 19940.4 1713.5
2016 14947.4 2319.4
2017 27024.6  2582.3
2018 40016.7 2903.2

Main imported goods

Confectionery, beer, food, medicines and medical equipment, plastic goods, paper, clothing.

Main exported goods

Molybdenum concentrate, ferromolybdenum, ceramics, wooden items, handmade carpets, diamond raw material, furniture parts.

Updated on 04.11.2019.

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