Bilateral Relations

Poland Poland

General information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Poland were established on 26 February 1992. The Agreement on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations was concluded through the exchange of notes, signed on 24 January, 1992 in Warsaw and on 26 February, 1992 in Yerevan.

The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Warsaw was inaugurated on 6 April, 1998.

On 8 February 2018, Paweł Cieplak, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Armenia handed over his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.

On 9 January 2019, Samvel Mkrtchian, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Poland handed over his credentials to the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The Armenian-Polish intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation was established upon “The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Economic Cooperation”. The first meeting of the Commission was held on 13 July, 2010 in Yerevan, the latest one on 19-20 February 2018 in Warsaw.

The Armenian-Polish intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation was established in 2012.

Visits

Poland

1998 January

Alexander Arzumanyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, official visit

1999 April

Khosrov Harutyunyan, Chairman of the Parliament (National Assembly), official visit

1999 July

Rօbert Kocharyan, President, state visit

2004 March

Artur Baghdasaryan, Chairman of the National Assembly, official visit

2004 April

Rօbert Kocharyan, President, working visit 

(participation in the European Economic Summit)

2004 September

Rօbert Kocharyan, President, official visit 

2005 January

Andranik Margaryan, Prime Minister, working visit 

(participation in the ceremony on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oświęcim) concentration camp)

2005 May

Rօbert Kocharyan, President, working visit 

(participation in the third summit of the Council of Europe) 

2009 February 

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, official visit 

2009 April

Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the National Assembly, official visit

2010 April

Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the National Assembly, working visit 

(participation in the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczyński)

2011 September

Serzh Sargsyan, President, working visit 

(participation in the second Eastern Partnership summit)  

2011 November

Armen Gevorgyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration, working visit 

(participation in the Second Ministerial Conference of the “Building Migration Partnerships in Action - Prague Process”)

2013 May

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, working visit 

(participation in the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Four and Eastern Partnership countries) 

2013 June

Serzh Sargsyan, President, official visit 

2013 September

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, working visit 

2016 July

Serzh Sargsyan, President, working visit 

(participation in the “Resolute Support” Mission in Afghanistan Meeting of NATO member and non-member States and Heads of Government)

2017 April

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, working visit 

(participation in the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Four and EaP countries) 

2017 October

Ara Babloyan, Chairman of the National Assembly, official visit

2019 June

Ararat Mirzoyan, Chairman of the National Assembly, working visit 

(participation in the 4th Summit of Speakers of Central and Eastern European Parliaments)

Armenia

1998 November

Bronisław Geremek, Minister of Foreign Affairs, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, working visit

2000 September 

Janusz Steinhoff, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, working visit

2001 November

Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President, state visit

2002 October

Longin Pastusiak, President (Marshal) of the Senate of the Parliament, official visit

2006 April

Bogdan Borusewicz., Marshal of the Senate, official visit

2006 November

Bogdan Borusewicz., Marshal of the Senate, official visit

2007 February 

Anna Fotyga, Minister of Foreign Affairs, official visit

2010 March

Donald Tusk, Prime Minister, working visit

2010 July

Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, official visit

2011 July

Bronisław Komorowski, President, official visit

2012 December

Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, working visit (together with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Bulgaria)

2017 October

Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, working visit 

2022 April

Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, working visit

Legal framework

Signed documents

9 international treaties, as well as a number of other non-legally binding documents of international character are in force between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Poland:

  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cultural and Scientific Cooperation”, signed on 27 January, 1998 in Warsaw, entered into force on 19 November, 1999,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland concerning Civil Air Transport”, signed on 27 January, 1998 in Warsaw, entered into force on 6 May, 1999,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Mutual Abolishing of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic Passports”, signed on 24 November, 1998 in Yerevan, entered into force on 1 January, 2000,
  • “Convention between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital”, signed on 14 July, 1999 in Warsaw, entered into force on 20 February, 2005,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism”, signed on 14 July, 1999 in Warsaw, entered into force on 26 April, 2000,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in the Field of Defence”, signed on 6 September, 2004 in Warsaw, entered into force on 23 May, 2005,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in the Fight against Crime”, signed on 6 September, 2004 in Warsaw, entered into force on 7 April, 2005,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Economic Cooperation”, signed on 12 March, 2010 in Yerevan, entered into force on 16 June, 2010,
  • “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the International Road Transport”, signed on 25 June, 2013 in Warsaw, entered into force on 30 November, 2013,
  • “Implementing Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Poland to the “Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union on the Readmission of Persons Residing without Authorisation”, done at Brussels on 19 April 2013”, signed on 29 October, 2021 in Warsaw. Undergoing internal procedures necessary for entry into force. 

Trade and economic cooperation

Trade turnover between Armenia and Poland (thousand US dollars)

 

Export

Import
(country of origin)

2010

21441.1

32491.2

2011

288.8

10288.4

2012

599.3

41793

2013

1108.9

43076.1

2014

3656.1

7260.8

2015

14555.3

34005.5

2016

18798.5

36139.4

2017

8142.6

50510.0

2018

8307.4

43997.2

2019

13097.5

44953.3

2020

12015.6

39387.9

2021

20342.7

45354.4

Foreign trade of the Republic of Armenia with Poland by commodity groups (data as of 2020)

Main goods of import

Cocoa and product made from it; product made from wheat, flour, starch and milk; confectionery from flour; remnant of food industry; ready fodder; pharmaceutical product; essential oil; means of pult and bath; soap; surface active organic means; cleaning agent and ointment; candles and other means of pult, plastic and plastic goods; glass and glassware; nuclear reactors; pans; electric machine and equipment; recorders and their parts; various ready goods.

Main goods of export

Products from the processing of vegetables, berries, nuts and plant parts; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and vinegar; aluminum and products made of it; optical and photographic measuring instrument; medical or surgical devices and apparatus, their parts and facilities; other various goods. 

 

Updated as of 01.05.2022

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