Bilateral Relations

Syria Syria

General Information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Syrian Arab Republic were established in 1992.

The Embassy of Armenia in Damascus was opened in November 1992.

The Consulate General of the RA in Aleppo was established in 1993.

The Embassy of Syria in Yerevan was opened in 1997. 

In 2010 Suren Vardanyan was appointed Honoray Consul of the RA in Deir-Zor region.

In October 2018 Tigran Gevorgian was appointed Ambassador of Armenia to Syria.

In September 2017 Armen Sargsian was appointed General Consul of Armenia in Aleppo.

In September 2017 Ambassador of SAR to Armenia Mohammad Ahmad Haj Ibrahim presented his credentials to the President of Armenia.

Visits

To Syria

March 1992

Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi Hovhannissian (official)

April 1992

President Levon Ter-Petrossian (official)

April 1993

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vahan Papazian (official)

December 1993

President of the National Assembly Babken Ararktsyan (official)

April 1995

Prime Minister Hrant Bagratian (official)

March 1995

Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Arzumanyan (working)

November 1998

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian (working)

June 2000

President Robert Kocharyan participated in the funeral of SAR President Hafez Al Assad

September 2001   

President of the National Assembly Armen Khachatrian (official)

April 2006

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian (official)

February 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian (official)

March 2010

President Serzh Sargsyan (official)

November 2010

President of the National Assembly Hovik Abrahamian (official)

May 2015

 Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

To Armenia

March 1992   

Minister of Foreign Affairs Farouk al-Sharaa (official)

July 2001

Speaker of the People’s Assembly Abd al-Kadder (official)

June 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid an-Muallim (working)

June 2009

President Bashar al-Assad (official)

April 2015

Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham  

Legal base

Agreements

  • Agreement on establishment of diplomatic relations between RA and SAR (March, 1992, Damascus)
  • Trade agreement between the Government of RA and SAR (March, 1992, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on cultural cooperation between RA and SAR (March, 1992, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on consular cooperation between RA and SAR (July, 1992, Damascus)
  • Agreement on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation between the Ministry of industry of RA and the Ministry of industry of SAR (December, 1992, Damascus)
  • Agreement Between the National Assembly of RA and the People’s Assembly of SAR (December, 1993)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the fields of postal services and establishment of direct electronic communication between RA and SAR (April, 1994, Damascus)
  • Executive program of the Agreement on cultural, scientific and educational Cooperation between RA and SAR for 1995-1996-1997 (January, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on international land transportation between RA and SAR (March, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on economic, scientific and technical cooperation between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on avoidance of double taxation on capital and income between the government of RA and the government of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Interior of RA and the Ministry of Interior of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on Air Services between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Agreement on consular cooperation between RA ant SAR (October, 1996, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on the field of sport between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs of RA and the General Directorate of sport of SAR (March, 1996)
  • Agreement on cooperation between Ararat region of Armenia and governorate of Aleppo of SAR (July, 1996, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on friendship between the city of Yerevan and governorate of Damascus (April, 1997, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on the exploitation of the international land passenger route between RA and SAR (May, 1997, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on friendship and cooperation for 1997-99 between Writers Union of Armenia and Arab Writers Union of Syria
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of agriculture between the Ministry of Agriculture of RA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reforms of SAR (September, 2000, Damascus)
  • Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of subsoil between the Ministry on Environment of RA and the Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources of SAR (May, 2001, Damascus)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (May, 2001, Damascus)
  • Agreement on military technical cooperation between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (August, 2001, Damascus)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of telecommunication and information services between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (August, 2004, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of healthcare and medicine between the Ministry of Health of RA and the Ministry of Health of SAR (August, 2004, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on scientific cooperation between Yerevan State University of Armenia and Aleppo University of Syrian Arab Republic for 2004-2006 (August,2004, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on avoidance of double taxation between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (June, 2005, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (November, 2007)
  • Agreement on the elimination of a visa requirement for individuals holding diplomatic and official passports between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (February, 2009, Damascus)
  • Agreement on mutual encouragement and protection of investments between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR (June, 2009, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of environmental protection between the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and the Ministry of Natural Resources of SAR (June, 2009, Yerevan)
  • Agreement on mutual legal assistance in civil issues between RA and SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal issues between RA and SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Agreement on extradition between RA and SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of electricity and renewable energy between the Government of RA and the Government of the SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)

Protocols

  • Protocol on holding diplomatic consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of SAR (March, 1992, Yerevan)
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Industry of RA and the Ministry of Industry of SAR (February, 1994, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on scientific cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Science of RA and the Ministry of Higher Education of SAR (July, 1994, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on talks between the Ministry of Energy of SAR and the Armenian Hayenergo state energy concern (November, 1994, Damascus)
  • Protocol on talks in the field of transportation between the Ministry of Transport of RA and the Ministry of Transport of SAR (March, 1995, Damascus)
  • Protocol on meeting of the Prime Minister of RA and the Prime Minister of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Protocol on organizing exhibition of Syrian items in Yerevan (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Protocol on meeting between David Zadoyan RA Minister of Food and Supplies and Nadim Akkash SAR Minister of Food and Domestic Trade (June, 1995)
  • Protocol on meeting of the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of RA and the President of the Aleppo Trade and Industrial Chambers (July, 1995)
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Defense of RA and the Ministry of Defense of SAR (August, 1996, Damascus)
  • Protocol on technical research of Damascus subway project (April, 1997, Yerevan)
  • Protocol between the Union of Industry and Business of Armenia and the Chamber of Industry of Damascus (July, 1997, Damascus)
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Transportation of RA and the Ministry of Transportation of SAR (July, 1997, Damascus)
  • Protocol on the session of Road Transport Committee between the Ministry of Transport of RA and the Ministry of Transport of SAR (July, 1997, Damascus)
  • Protocol on meeting in the field of Seismology between the Armenian National Survey for Seismic Protection and the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources of SAR (October, 1997, Damascus)
  • Executive program on educational, scientific and cultural cooperation between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR for 1999-2000-2001 (1998)
  • Protocol on the first session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (December, 1998, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on the second session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (May, 2001, Damascus)
  • Protocol on meeting between Sufian Al Alao Deputy Minister of Electrification of SAR, and Karen Sargsyan Deputy Minister of Energy of RA (May, 2001, Damascus)
  • Protocol on cooperation between the Ministry of Urban Development of RA and the Ministry of Construction of SAR (October, 2001, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on the third session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (August, 2001, Damascus)
  • Executive Program on cultural cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs of SAR and the Ministry of Culture of RA for 2004-2005-2006 (January, 2004)
  • The first executive program of cooperation agreement in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of RA and the Ministry of Tourism of SAR for 2004-2006 (August, 2004, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on the third session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (August, 2004, Yerevan)
  • Protocol on the fourth session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (November, 2007, Damascus)
  • Protocol on the fifth session of Armenian Syrian intergovernmental joint committee (September, 2009, Yerevan)

Memorandums

  • Memorandum between Customs Department of RA the Customs General Department of SAR (April, 1995, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding between Civil Aviation Authorities of Armenia and Syria (April, 1996, Damascus)
  • Memorandum on details of executive program in the field of culture for 1996-97 years (March, 1996, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Directorate General of Television and Radio of SAR and the Public Television and Radio Council of RA (June, 2009)
  • Memorandum of understanding between National Library of Armenia and Al Assad Library of SAR (June, 2009, Yerevan)
  • Memorandum of understanding on banking cooperation between the Central Bank of RA and he Central Bank of SAR (September, 2009, Yerevan)
  • Memorandum on cooperation in the field of veterinary vaccination and medicine between the Ministry of Agriculture of RA and the Ministry of Agrarian Reform and Agriculture of SAR (September, 2009, Yerevan)
  • Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in Higher Education and Research between the Ministry of Education and Science of RA and the Ministry of Higher Education of SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of RA and the Chief Organization for the Remote Scrutinize of SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding on Cooperation between the Police of RA and the Ministry of Interior affairs of SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the Field of Sport between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA and the General Federation of Sports of SAR (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Practical Program on scientific and technical cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture of RA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Reform of SAR (for 2010-2012), (March, 2010, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Economy of RA and the Ministry of Industry of SAR, (Match, 2010, Damascus)
  • Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of electricity and renewable energy between the Government of RA and the Government of SAR, (March, 2010, Damascus)

Trade and economic relations

Bilateral trade between Armenia and Syria (in thousand USD)

 

Export

Import (by country of origin)

Import (by trading country)

2017

50060.1

766.6

694.9

2018

55912.6

651.9

593.7

2019

56657.8

538.8

538.0


Updated 05.06.2020

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