Political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Korea

28 March, 2024

On March 28, in Yerevan, the 5th political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Korea were held, headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Mnatsakan Safaryan and Chung Byung-won, Deputy Foreign Minister For Political Affairs of Korea.

The parties discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation, expressing readiness to strengthen the political dialogue and economic ties. 

A wide range of issues of bilateral agenda were discussed during the meeting, in particular, possible cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy, further expansion of the legal framework, promotion of educational and cultural exchanges. The sides touched upon the opportunities for cooperation in the fields of information technology, digitalization, artificial intelligence and innovations, exchange of expertise in public administration, as well as programs implemented in Armenia through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

During the consultations, the parties also touched upon the existing cooperation within international organizations and other multilateral platforms, the efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development goals, the protection of human rights and strengthening democratic values.

Deputy Foreign Minister Mnatsakan Safaryan provided to his counterpart a detailed overview of the security situation in the region and Armenia's efforts towards establishing lasting peace. He also briefed on the measures taken by the Government of Armenia to address the humanitarian issues of the Armenians forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the  ethnic cleansing by Azerbaijan, highlighting the importance of the support from international partners.

Within the framework of the visit, the delegation was received by Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan. During the meeting a range of issues of bilateral and multilateral agenda of Armenian-Korean relations as well as the regional developments were touched upon.

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