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Canada-Armenia Relations

Diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Armenia were formally established in 1992. Canada is represented in Armenia through the Embassy of Canada to Russia, in Moscow, and by the Consulate of Canada in Yerevan. Armenia is represented in Canada through its embassy in Ottawa.

Bilateral relations between Canada and Armenia benefit from close people-to-people ties, high-level exchanges and collaboration in international organizations, such as La Francophonie. Canada is host to a vibrant and engaged Armenian community of over 60,000. Canada and Armenia regularly work together in multilateral forums, including the United Nations. The Armenian genocide was recognized by the Government of Canada in 2006, following resolutions in Canada’s parliament in 2002 and 2004. 

Total bilateral trade in 2017 was $35.3 million (Canadian exports: $9.3 million; imports: $26 million). Canadian exports were mostly comprised of food products, machinery and equipment, and chemical products. Imports mainly consisted of precious metals and stones and textile products.

Canada-Armenia bilateral trade arrangements include an agreement on trade and commerce (1999), a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (1999) and a double taxation avoidance agreement (2005). In March 2017, an industry-to-industry memorandum of understanding was signed in the agricultural sector between the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association, Canada Pork International, the Canadian Swine Breeders Association, the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association and Armenia’s Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development Foundation.

Canada and Armenia are working to foster expanded commercial and economic ties, with a number of Canadian companies already active in Armenia, notably in the natural resources and high-technology sectors.

July 2018

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