Bilateral Relations

Iraq Iraq

General Information

The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Iraq were established in 2000. At the same year Armenia has opened its Embassy in Baghdad, and the Embassy of Iraq was opened in Yerevan in 2001.

Because of the begining of the war in 2003 Armenia and Iraq have interrupted the activities of their Embassies. Armenia has reopened its Embassy in Baghdad on October 2010.

From 2004 to 2008 Armenia provided humanitarian assistance to Iraq, participating with limited contingent of de-miners, doctors and drivers in peacekeeping activies.

By the RA President’s decree on October 25 2018 Hrachya Poladyan was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Iraq.

Visits

To Iraq

2001 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Vardan Oskanian
2006 Minister of Defence of Armenia Serge Sargsyan
January 2016 The third meeting of armenian-iraqian Intergovernmental Commision held in Iraq, from the armenian side the commision was headed by the minister of Teritorial administration and Emergency situations Armen Yeritsyan

To Armenia

February 2015 Iraq Air has launched direct flights to Erbil-Baghdad-Yerevan. At the inauguration of flights arrived Minister of Transport of Iraq Baker al-Zuveydi
August 2015  Minister of Planning Iraqi Kurdistan. Meetings economy, health ministers and the Prime Minister.
April 2016 Abdul Latif Rashid, the Iraqi president's chief adviser visit to attend the events dedicated to the 101-th aniversary of the Armenian Genocide
September 2017 Visit of the Iraqi Minister of education and scintific research Abd al Razak Abd al Jalil al Isa
September 2017 The fourth meeting of armenian-iraqian Intergovernmental Commision, visit of the Minister of Agriculture Falah Zeidan
October-November 2017 Visit of the Iraqi Parliamentary group of iraqi-armenian friendship

 

Signed documents

Protocol on suitability of establishing of diplomatic, trade and economic relations betwwen Armenia and Iraq (2000).

Protocol on establishing of Diplomatic Relations (2000).

Protocol on mutual understanding between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia an the Republic of Iraq (2001).

The "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Iraq on Economic Cooperation" and the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Iraq for the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investments" are on the stage of mutual settlement.

Trade and Economic relations

Armenia-Iraq trade exchange volumes /thous. US dollars/

  Export Import (by export) Import (by origin)
2013 48473.3 28341.1 -
2014 35310.9 16032.1 -
2015 130691.9 1699.1 225.9
2016 137895.9 147.5 71.7
2017 117239.7 201.9 284.9
2018 131 154.2 4 113.2 4 275.7

 

Major items of import

Rude oil, lubricants etc

 

Updated on 05.04.2019

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