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Bilateral Relations



Bulgaria

General information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria were established on 18 January 1992.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Bulgaria Arsen Shoyan presented his credentials to the president of Bulgaria on April 15, 2011.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia Georgi Karastamatov on 22 June 2012 presented his credentials to the H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia.

On October 1, 2007, Mr. Eghiazar Uzunyan was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Plovdiv, also the provinces Pazardzhik, Stara Zagora, Smolyan, Haskovo and Kardzhali.

Visits

Bulgaria

2008

Official visit of Serzh Sargsyan, President

2007

Working visit of Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

2005

Official visit of Robert Kocharyan, President

2003

Official visit of Robert Kocharyan, President

2002

Working visit of Serzh Sargsyan, Minister of Defense

1995

Official visit of Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President

Armenia

2013 Kristian Vigenin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
2012 Nikolay Mladenow, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
2012 Official visit of Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister

2007

Official visit of Sergei Stanishev, Prime Minister

2006

Official visit of Georgi Pirinski, Chairman of the National Assembly

2005

Official visit of Solomon Passy, Minister of Foreign Affairs

2004

Official visit of Georgi Parvanov, President

1999

Official visit of Petar Stoyanov, President

Legal framework

 

Agreements

  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Education and Science 25 April, 1994
  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria on Friendly Relations and Cooperation 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Extradition 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Reciprocal Protection and Promotion of Investments 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on International Road Transport 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Air Services 10 April, 1995
  • Between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation 3 September, 1996
  • Between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and National Security of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bulgaria on Cooperation 8 July ,1998
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Education and Science for the years 2000-2002 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Bulgaria on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Posts and Telecommunications 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on International Combined Transport of Goods 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Ministry of Statistics, State Register and Analysis and the National Institute of Statistics of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation 01 December, 1999
  • Between the Government of the RA and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Government of the RA and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Field of Standardization, Metrology and Certification 1 December, 1999
  • Between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Republic of Bulgaria on Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation 11 April, 2001
  • • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria for the Establishment of Visa Free Regime with Respect to Diplomatic Passport Holders 16 September, 2002
  • • Consular Convention between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria 08 September, 2003
  • • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on the Cooperation in the Field of Healthcare 08 September, 2003
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Science for Years 2003-2006 8 September, 2003
  • Between the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Architecture, Area Building and Construction 27 September, 2006
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Science for Years 2007-2009 7 December, 2007
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation 25 April, 1994
  • Between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the State Agency of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Physical Cultures and Sports 13 November, 2007
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Readmission of Persons Staying without Authorization 13 November, 2007
  • Between the National Archive of the Republic of Armenia and the Archives State Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation Related to Archives 11 December, 2008
  • Program between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture 13 November, 2007
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Field of Culture for Years 2007-2009 12 December, 2007
  • Between the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and New Bulgarian University 11 July, 2008
  • Program between the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of State Administration and Administrative Reform of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation for Years 2009 - 2014 11 December, 2008
  • Program between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Education and Science for Years 2009-2012 22 April, 2009
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Fields of Labor and Social Security, 3 April, 2012

Protocols

  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations 15 January, 1992
  • Between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation 29 October 2007
  • Protocol signed during the 2nd session of the Armenian-Bulgarian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Scientific - Technical Cooperation 11 April, 2007
  • Between the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the State Agency of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Bulgaria 13 November, 2007
  • Between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Readmission of Persons with Unauthorized Stay 13 November, 2007
  • Between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Bulgaria amending the Agreement For Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital 11 December, 2008
  •  Between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria on Intentions of Organizing a Year of Bulgarian Culture in the Republic of Armenia during 2009 and Organizing a Year of Armenian Culture in the Republic of Bulgaria during 2010 11 December, 2008

Memoranda

  • Memorandum of Cooperation in the fields of European integration and in the Euro-Atlantic Institutions between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria 07 December, 2005

Declarations

  • Joint Declaration of the President of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria 01 December, 1999
  • Joint Declaration signed during the official visit of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia on 4-7 March, 1999 6 March, 1999
  • Joint Declaration of the President of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria 08 September 2003

Trade and Economic cooperation

Turnover between Armenia and Bulgaria(thous. US dollars) 

  Export Import
2011 152230.7 102214.6
2012 January-August 129297.8 86482.4
2013 October 94761.6 42528.4
2014 85609.5 25532.6

Exports from Armenia to Bulgaria 

  • chemicals and raw materials
  • scrap metal, etc.

Imports from Bulgaria to the Republic of Armenia

  • minerals and raw materials
  • processed food, rubber, etc

Updated on 07.02.2015

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