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Armenia country brief

Armenia country brief

Key engagement

Warm bilateral relations underpinned by strong people-to-people links.

Bilateral relations

Australia established diplomatic relations with Armenia in 1992. Australia and Armenia share friendly relations, underpinned by strong people-to-people links, and engage on issues of mutual interest in international organisations.

Economic and trade information information can be found in the Armenia fact.

Foreign policy

Armenia's foreign policy priorities include a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, strengthening its relationship with its neighbour, Russia, deepening partnership and cooperation with the United States and integration with Europe.

Armenia is a member of a range of international organisations, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation. It has also joined NATO's Partnership for Peace and the European Union's Eastern Partnership Initiative.

Further infromation is at Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Fast Facts

  • Armenian visitors to Australia (2018) – 300
  • Australian visitors to Armenia (2018) – 1,500
  • Resident Australian population born in Armenia (2016 census) – 1,159
  • Australian residents of Armenian descent (2016 census) – 19,241

High level engagement

  • 2015 – Armenian Minister for Diaspora, Ms Hranush Hakobyan, visited Australia
  • 2012 – Then-Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Caucasus, Dr Russell Trood, visited Armenia

Australian Embassy in the Russian Federation

10A/2 Podkolokolny Pereulok
Moscow 109028
+7-495 956 6070
Twitter: @PosolAustralia

Last Updated: 8 March 2019
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