Bilateral Relations

United States of America United States of America

 

General information

The United States of America has acknowledged the independence of the Republic of Armenia on December 25th, 1991. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on January 7th, 1992.

The US Embassy in Yerevan was opened in February 1992.

The Embassy of Armenia in Washington D.C. was opened in March 1992.

The Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles was established in 1995. 

From September 2018 the Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles is Armen Baibourtian.

On March 5th 2019 US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne M. Tracy presented her credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian.

From October 1st 2021 the Ambassador of Armenia to the United States is Lilit Makunts.

The United States of America is the most important partner for Armenia. The USA plays an important role in political and economic life of Armenia. The USA is actively engaged in the OSCE Minsk Group process of peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a co-chair, along with Russia and France. The USA is the biggest humanitarian and technical aid provider to Armenia.

Visits

To USA

November 1991

President Levon Ter-Petrosyan

July 1993

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vahan Papazian

August 1994

President Levon Ter-Petrosyan

January 1997

Prime Minsiter Armen Sargsyan

April 1999

President Robert Kocharyan

October 1999

Prime Minsiter Vazgen Sargsyan

April 2000

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

June 2000

President Robert Kocharyan

March 2001

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

April 2001

President Robert Kocharyan

February 2003

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

June 2004

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

June 2005

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

March 2006

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

March 2007

Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian

October 2007

Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan

July 2008

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

October 2008

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan

May 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

November 2009

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan

April 2010

President Serzh Sargsyan

May 2011

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

September 2011

President Serzh Sargsyan

February 2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

March 2012

Minister of Defense Seiran Ohanyan

May 2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

September 2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

December 2012

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan

June 2013

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

September 2013

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

September 2014

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

September 2015

 President Serzh Sarsgyan

March-April 2016

President Serzh Sarsgyan

October 2016

President Serzh Sarsgyan

September 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian

June 2018

President Armen Sarkissian

June 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan

April 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan

June 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanian

July 2019

President of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan

September 2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

October 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan

March 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan

October 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanian

September 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan

January 2022

President of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan

To Armenia

February 1992

James Baker, Secretary of State

November 1999

Strobe Talbot, Deputy Secretary of State

December 2001

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

March 2004

Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State

October 2005

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Head of the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs

March 2006

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Head of the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs

June 2008

David Kramer, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

June 2008

David Bohigian Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance

October 2008

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State, Head of the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs

June 2009

Philip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State, Head of the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs

July 2009

James Steinberg, Principal Deputy Secretary of State

February 2010

James Steinberg, Principal Deputy Secretary of State

July 2010

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

February 2011

James Steinberg, Principal Deputy Secretary of State

May 2011

Daniel W. Yohannes, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation

October 2011

William J. Burns, Principal Deputy Secretary of State

June 2012

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

October 2012

Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary

October 2012

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the NAVY

December 2013

Tomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary

September 2013

John A. Perez, California State Assembly Speaker

April 2014

Congressional delegation headed by Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce

February 2015

Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

April 2015

Delegation headed by Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Department of Treasury

January 2016

Dr. Charles Kupchan, Advisor to the US president on special issues and Director in charge of European issues of State Security

February 2016

Victoria Nuland, Assistant to the Secretary of State

July 2016

Jim Costa, Member of US House of Representatives

November 2016

Michael Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

July 2017

Dan Mullaney, Deputy of the State Trade Representative 

September 2017

Edward Gresser, Assistant of the Trade Representative 

September 2017

Working visit of the Delegation of Congress

October 2017 

Delegation of California’s Senate and Assembly representatives

February, May 2018

Bridget Brink, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

March 2018

 Brian D. McFeeters, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

October 2018

John Bolton, US National Security Advisor

December 2018

Brock Bierman, USAID Assistant Administrator

May 2019

George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary

July 2019

Eleni Kounalakis, Deputy Governor of California

September 2019

Laura Cooper,Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

September-October 2019

Visit of the Delegation of Congress

June 2021

Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

November 2021

Erika Olson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 

Legal field

Agreements

  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on trade relations (signed in April 2, 1992, entered into force April 7, 1992)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on investment incentive (signed in April 2, 1992, entered into force April 2, 1992)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the program of the Peace Corps in Armenia (signed in September 24, 1992, entered into force September 24, 1992)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the reciprocal encouragement and protection of investment, with annexes (signed in September 23, 1992, entered into force March 29, 1996)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on science and technology cooperation (signed in February 28, 1997, entered into force September 28, 1997)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America concerning cooperation in the area of counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (signed in July 24, 2000, entered into force November 25, 2002)
  • Arrangement between the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.N.R.C.) and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the RA (A.N.R.A.) for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters (signed in February, 2007)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on civil aviation security (signed in October, 2007)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on air transport (signed in November, 2008)
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on status of the Quality Schools International (signed in October 5, 2009)
  • Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on science and technology cooperation (signed in November 3, 2009)
  • Agreement between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia Concerning Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise that Could Be Used in the Development of Biological Weapons (singed in September, 2010)
  • Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (singed in May 7, 2015)
  • Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on Foreign Account Tax Compliance (singed in February 12, 2018)
  • Framework Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the State of California on Cooperation (singed in September 24, 2019)

Protocols

  • Protocol Amendments to the letter of Agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement of June 11, 2001 between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Armenia (signed in April 14, 2003 and September 19, 2008)

Memorandums

  • Of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on US-Armenia Task Force (signed in January 27, 2000)
  • Of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on social and health issues (signed in August 16, 2000)
  • Of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on the participation of Armenian students in US Government Educational Exchange Programs (signed in March 3, 2006)

Other

  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the United States of America on employment of dependents of members of diplomatic missions and consular posts (exchange of notes at Yerevan, September 20 and December 30, 2005)

Trade and economic relations

The US-Armenia trade and economic relations were regulated by the US-Armenia Task Force (USATF) until 2019. The working group sessions convened once a year in the capitals of the two countries.

The agenda of the bilateral intergovernmental commission was significantly expanded with the suggestion of the Armenian side, thus launching a new format of relations - the US-Armenia Strategic Dialogue (USASD). The first session of the strategic dialogue took place in Yerevan in May 2019.In 2020 the USASD sessions were online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bilateral trade between Armenia and USA (thousand USD)

 

Export

Import (by country of origin)

Import (by trading country)

2011

100727.6

147372.1

153562.8

2012

87467.9

143074.2

142768.2

2013

89029.7

137445.2

132733.2

2014

91412.4

132018.5

144912.5

2015

52959.7

109154.1

107333.0

2016

38793.8

88105.6

73277.0

2017

61647.8

104609.9

144289.9

2018

47675.2

178392.3

190586.4

2019

53909.0

280321.0

358157.7

2020

67855.0

84207.1

78338.1

2021 (01.03.2021)

49552․6

55138․2

59927․0

Main exported goods

  • spirit and alcohol goods
  • carpets and rugs
  • diamonds and other precious and semiprecious stones and metals
  • aluminum

Main imported goods

  • automobiles (passenger, cargo and pickups)
  • telephones, mobile phones and other communication equipment
  • computers and parts
  • clothing

meat products

 

Updated 11.03.2022

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