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Bilateral Relations



Argentina

General information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Argentine Republic were established on January 17, 1992.

The Embassy of Armenia in Buenos Aires was opened in 1993.

On March 17, 2009 the President of the Argentine Republic Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed a decree on establishing an Embassy in Yerevan. On May 20, 2010 Mr. Miguel Angel Cuneo presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.

Parliamentary friendship groups were created in the senate (September 6, 2011) and Chamber of Deputies (October 6, 2011) of National Congress of Argentine Republic.

Ambassador Diego Ernesto Alvarez Rivera presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia on June 1, 2012.

On 30 December 2014, Aleksan Karapetyan was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Argentina.

The Argentine Republic recognized the Armenian Genocide in 2007.

Visits

To Argentina

December 1991 Working visit of Foreign Minister Raffi Hovhannissian
June 1992 Official visit of President Levon Ter-Petrossian
May 1994 Working visit of Foreign Minister Vahan Papazian
May 2000 Working visit of Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian
May 2002 Working visit of President Robert Kocharian
January 2011 Working visit of Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian
May 2011 Visit of the His Holiness Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos od All-Armenians Garegin II
July 2011 Visit of the Minister of Agriculture of the RA Sergo Karapetyan
October 2011 Visit of the Minister of Culture of the RA Hasmik Poghosyan
December 2011 Visit of the Deputy Minister of the MFA of the RA Ashot Hovakimyan
November 2013 Official visit of the President of the RA National Assambly Hovik Abrahamyan
July 2014 Official visit of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan

To Armenia

June 1998 Official visit of President Carlos Menem
August 2005 Working visit of Minister of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship Rafael Bielsa
May 2010 Working visit of Minister of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship Jorge Taiana
September 2011 Visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Argentine Republic Alberto D’Alotto
September 2011 Visit of the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentine Republic Lorenzo Basso
April 2012 Visit of the City Mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri
september, 2012 Official visit of the Minister of External Relations and Worship H.Timerman
April 2013 Vice-president of Argentine Republic Amado Boudou
October 2013 Foreign Trade Secretary of Argentine Republic Beatriz Paglieri
September 2014 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentine Republic Eduardo Antonio Zuain

Legal field

Agreements

  • General Agreement on cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic. (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments (signed on April 16, 1993)
  • Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic (signed on May 3 1994)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on science and technology cooperation. (signed on May 3 1994)
  • Agreement between the Armenian Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Armenia and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Argentine Republic on technical co-operation and exchange of information in nuclear regulatory matters. (signed on October 6, 1997)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of culture and education. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the simplification of visa regime with respect to diplomatic and service or official passports holders. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of healthcare. (signed on June 30, 1998)
  • Agreement between the city of Yerevan (Armenia) and the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) on friendship and cooperation. (signed on May 18, 2000)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on co-operation in the field of tourism (signed on May 3, 2002)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on co-operation in the field of seismic protection. (signed on May 3, 2002)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of agroindustry. (signed on May 17, 2000)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on Cooperation in the Field of Plant Protection and Phytosanitary Quarantine (signed on August 30, 2005)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on Eliminating the Visa Requirement for Regular Passport Holders (signed on September 15, 2011)
  • Cooperation Agreement between the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Institute of the National Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic (signed on September 15, 2011)
  • Agreement of cooperation on the field of sports between the Sports secretariat of the Argentine republic and the Ministry of sport and youth affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
  • Agreement between the State Revenue Committee of the Government of Republic of Armenia and the Federal Administration of Public Revenue of the Argentine Republic on Cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters. (signed on October 23, 2012)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on a working holiday programme (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Govenment of the Argentine Republic on exchange of information on tax matters (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on economic cooperation (signed on 07.07.2014)
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic on the free exercise of remunerated activities by dependent relatives of diplomatic, consular, administrative and technical staff of their diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations (signed on 03.09.2014)
  • Cooperation Agreement between the Diplomatic school of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the National foreign service institute of the Ministry of foreign affairs and worship of the Argentine Republic (signed on 03.09.2014)

Memoranda

  • Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of External Relations, International Commerce and Worship of the Argentine Republic with a view of creating a mechanism of consultations. (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic (signed on June 11, 1992)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Argentine Republic (signed on July 22, 2011)
  • Memorandum of Intents between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires (signed on October 4, 2011)
  • Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of scientific and technological innovation research between the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of science, technology and productive innovation of the Argentine Republic (signed on 07.07.2014)

Projects

  • Program on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture and Education between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Argentine Republic for 2002-2005 (signed on May 3, 2002).
  • Program on Cultural Cooperation (2011-2015) between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic (signed on September 15, 2011)

Joint Statements

  • Joint Statement on the Basis of Friendly Relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Argentine Republic (signed on June 30, 1998)

Trade and economic relations

Bilateral trade turnover between Armenia and Argentina (in thousand US dollars)

  Export Import (by trading country)
2009 6.8 1062.5
2010թ. 129.2 6614.9
2011թ. 2.0 5816.5
2012 (First quarter) 0.2 920.1
2013 0.4 11632.8
2014 0.6 7525.1

Main exported goods

Knitted fabric, clothing

Main imported goods

Meat, sugar, tobacco

 

Updated 10.02.2015

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