Bilateral Relations

Republic of Korea Republic of Korea

General information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Korea were established on 21st February 1992.

Since May 2022 the Ambassador of RA in ROK is Mr. Areg Hovhannisyan /residence in Tokyo/.

Since October 2019 the Ambassador of ROK in RA is Mr. Lee Seok Peng /residence in Moscow/; in 2022, the Ambassador was recalled, a new Ambassador has not yet been accredited.

Since February 2014 Honorary Consul of Armenia in Seoul is Mr. Kim Do Kyun.

Since June 2002 the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea operates in Yerevan.

Since July 2004 the Honorary Consul of ROK in RA is Mr. Armen Abrahamyan.

Visits

To Korea

1994

August

Deputy Prime Minister of RA Vigen Chitechian

1999

September

Foreign Minister of RA Vartan Oskanian

2009

December

President of the National Assembly of RA Hovik Abrahamyan

2012

February

Foreign Minister of RA Edward Nalbandian

2016

March

Head of the Armenia-Korea parliamentary friendship group of the National

Assembly of RA Samvel Farmanyan

2017

June

President of the National Assembly of RA Ara Babloyan

To Armenia

2012

May

Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of ROK Hong Jae Hyong

2015

July

President of Korea-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Noh Young-min

2018

March

President of Korea-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Yun Ho-jung

Signed documents

  • Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between RA and ROK, signed in Moscow on 21stFebruary 1992.
  • Agreementon Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of ROK, signed in Yerevan on 8th November, 2005.
  • Agreementon the Mutual Waiver of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports between the Government of RA and the Government of ROK, signed in Seoul on 23rd February, 2012.
  • Agreement on Cooperation in the fields of Culture, Sports and Education between the Government of RA and the Government of ROK, signed in Seoul on 4th July, 2014; in force since 14th November, 2017.
  • Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Korea, signed in Yerevan on 19th October, 2018; in force since 18th May, 2019.

Bilateral trade between RA and ROK /in thousand US dollars/

 

Export

Import (according to the country of origin)

2014

755.3

40991.7

2015

524.7

32434.7

2016

1020.9

17547.8

2017

1807.0

22069.8

2018

357.6

35078.9

2019

512.3

54402.6

2020

907.8

42628.4

2021

5142.7

46982.7

Main imported goods: Automobiles, medical equipment, cosmetics.

Main exported goods: Metal minerals, clothes.

 

Updated on 13.11.2022

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