Bilateral Relations

Egypt Egypt

General Information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Arab Republic Egypt were established on March 1992. On September 1992 the Embassy of Armenia was established in Cairo. The Embassy of Egypt in Yerevan functions since April 1993.

On June 2009 Armen Melkonian was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Egypt. On the 20th of November, 2018 Karen Grigoryan was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Egypt.

In 2007 Wahid Galal was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Armenia. On the 22nd of January 2019, Baha Dessouki Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Armenia presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.

Visits

To Armenia

January 1992

Deputy Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri, official visit

October 2002

Minister of International Economic Cooperation Faiza Abul Naga, Official visit

September 2017

5th meeting of Armenian-Egiptian Intergovernmental Commision

Minister of International cooperation Sahar Nasr

To Egypt

March 1992

Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi Hovhannissian(off.)

May 1992

President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian (off.)

January 1993

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Arman Kirakossian (off.)

March 1997

Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Arzoumaian(off.)

May 1997

President of National Assembly Babken Ararktsian (off.)

February 1999

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vardan Oskanian (work.)

January 2005

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vardan Oskanian(off.)

December 2005

Prime Minister Andranik Markarian (off.)

April 2007

President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharian (off.)

February 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (off.)

January 2010

President of National Assembly Hovik Abrahamian (off.)

2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (work.)

March 2015

Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian, (work.)

Signed documents

Agreements

  • Agreement on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between theRepublic of Armenia and the Arab Republic of Egypt (March, 1992)
  • Agreement on Economic, Technical and Scientific cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( May, 1992)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (June 1996)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Mutual Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Education and Science (March, 1997 )
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Arab Republic of Egypt for Cooperation on Agriculture (April,1997 )
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the National Assembly of theRepublic of Armenia and the People’s Assembly of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( May, 1997)
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Public Health, Medical Sciences and Pharmaceutics between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health and Population of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( May, 1997)
  • Agreement of Cooperation between the State Boards of Television and Radio Broadcasting of the Republic of Armenia and the Radio & Television Union of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( May, 1997)
  • Trade Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armeniaand the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt (March, 1999 )
  • Bilateral Agreement on Exchange of Foreign Money Orders between the Postal Administration of Armenia and the National Postal Organization ofEgypt ( September 1999)
  • Agreement between the Postal Administration of Armenia and the National Postal Organization of Egypt Concerning the Operation of the Fax post Service ( September, 1999)
  • Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic ofArmenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( May, 2001)
  • Agreement on cooperation between Cairo University and Yerevan State University ( June, 2005)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes Income and Capital Gains ( December 2005)
  • Extradition Treaty between the Republic of Armenia and the Arab Republicof Egypt (April 2007)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in the Field of Fight Against Crime ( April 2007)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in the Field of Customs ( April 2007)
  • Agreement on cooperation between Cairo University and Yerevan StateMedical University ( April 2007, Cairo )
  • Agreement on Cooperation between MENA and Armenpress ( April 2007)
  • Agreement between the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia and the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association on Establishing the Armenian-Egyptian Business Council ( April 2007)
  • Agreement on abolishing of the entry visas for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports (March 2009) .
  • Treaty between the Republic of Armenia and the Arab Republic of Egypt on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters ( April 2007)
  • Agreement on academic cooperation between Yerevan State University and Cairo University, 29 September 2017

PROTOCOLS SIGNED BETWEEN ARMENIA AND EGYPT

  • Protocol of Intentions between the Ministry of Light Industry of theRepublic of Armenia and the Ministry of Industry of the Arab Republic ofEgypt ( March, 1994)
  • Protocol of Economic and Commercial Cooperation between the Federation of Armenian Industrialists and Businessmen and the Federation of Egyptian Industries ( April 1996)
  • Protocol of the 1st Session of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Joint Committee for Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation Commission ( June, 1996)
  • Protocol on Cooperation between the Control Authority of the Presidency of the Republic of Armenia and Administrative Control Authority of the ArabRepublic of Egypt ( September 1996)
  • Protocol of the 2nd Session of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Joint Committee for Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation ( May 1997)
  • Protocol of the 3rd Session of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Joint Committee for Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation (October 2002)
  • Protocol on Cooperation between the Institute of Armenian Manuscriptsand the National Library and Archives of Egypt for 2002 – 2005 years (October
  • Protocol of the 4th Session of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Joint Committee for Economic, Technical and Scientific Cooperation Commission ( December 2005)
  • Protocol of the fifth session of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation – signed 29.09.2017

MEMORANDUMS AND EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS SIGNED BETWEEN ARMENIA AND EGYPT

  • Memorandum of Understanding on Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (January 1993)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on the Visit of the Delegation of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Armenia to the Arab Republic ofEgypt ( July 1995)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Trade and Tourism of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Tourism of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism ( May 1997)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Armenian Development Agency and Egyptian General Organization of International Exhibitions and Fairs(October 2002)
  • Memorandum of Understanding regarding the exchange of experts, information and experience between the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia and the Central Bank of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( October 2002)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the fields of Geoscineces between the Ministry of nature Protection of he Republic of Armenia and Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (October 2002)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Malatia Medical Centre and Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment (May 2003)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Center of Perinatology , Obstetrics and Gynecology and Al Gala Teaching Hospital ( May 2003)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health and Population of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the field of Health and Pharmaceuticals (May 2005)
  • Agreement on the Establishment of the Armenian-Egyptian Business Council (December 2005)
  • Executive Program on Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Culture of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the years 2006-2008 ( December 2005)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( December 2005)
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Science for the years 2006-2009 (December 2005)
  • Executive Programme on cooperation in the Field of Tourism between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt ( April 2007)
  • Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Investments between the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt - signed 29.09.2017
  • Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of archive between National Archive of the Republic of Armenia and National Library and Archive of the Arab Republic of Egypt – signed 29.09.2017
  • Memorandum of Understanding between National Library of Armenia and Library Alexandria of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 29 September 2017
  • Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of youth between the Ministry of sport and youth affairs of the Republic of Armenia and Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Arab Republic of Egypt – signed 29 September 2017
  • Executive Program on Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Culture of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the years 2017-2020 - signed 29 September 2017

Trade and economic relations 

Bilateral trade between Armenia and Egypt (in thousand USD) 

Year

Export

Import (countries of origin)

Import (consignment)

2017

29.3

4397.6

2639.2

2018

2,8

5925,8

3079,7

 

Main import: medicines, soap, grain

Main export: paper, aluminum

 

Updated on 05.04.2019

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