Bilateral Relations

China

General information 

Diplomatic relations established on April 6th 1992.

On 10th October, 1996 in Beijing was opened the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia.

From 2016 the Ambassador of the RA to the PRC is Sergey Manassarian.

On July 1992 the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China opened in Yerevan.

Since 2014 the Ambassador of the PRC to the RA is Tian Erlong.

A trade representation of the PRC functions in Armenia since 1992.

Visits

To China

July 1992

Official Visit of Mr. G.Harutyunyan, Vice-President, Prime-minister of RA

May 1996

State visit of the President of RA L.Ter-Petrossian

December 1996

Official visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly of RA Mr. B.Ararkcyan

September 1999

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Mr. V.Oskanian

December 2000

Working visit of the Prime-Minister of RA Mr. A.Margaryan

February 2001

Official visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly of RA Mr. A.Khachatryan

September 2004

State visit of the President of RA Mr. R.Kocharyan

June 2005

Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Mr. V.Oskanian

December 2008

Official visit of the Chairman of National Assembly of RA Mr. H. Abrahamyan

September 2009

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA Mr. E. Nalbandyan

May 2010

Working visit of the President of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Serzh Sargsyan on the Opening ceremony of international exhibition "Shanghai Expo-2010"

September 2010 Working visit of the Prime-minister of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Tigran Sarkisyan on the Armenian National Day within the framework of international exhibition "Shanghai Expo-2010"
August 2011 Visit of the Vice Prime-minister, Minister of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Armen Gevorgyan
July 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan
September 2013 Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan

To Armenia

April 1996

Official visit of Vice-Premier of the State Counsil of PRC, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Qian Qichen

September 2003

Visit of the Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Luo Gan

October 2004

Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Mr. Li Zhaoxing

February 2011 Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of PRC Mr. Yang Jiechi
April 2011

Official visit of the Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Mr. Li Changchun

Signed documents

Agreements

  • Trade-economic agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of People's Republic of China – January 9, 1992, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of People's Republic of China on reciprocal promotion and protection of investments – July 4, 1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture, education, sport, health and tourism – July 4, 1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on scientific-technical cooperation – July 4, 1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on state credit for delivery commodities from China to Armenia – July 4, 1992, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of health and medical science – August 26, 1993, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People's Republic of China relating to civil air transport – May, 1996, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital – May 5, 1996, Beijing
  • Agreement on banking cooperation between the Central bank of the Republic of Armenia and the National Bank of China – April 6, 1996, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on military industrial and technological cooperation – May 28, 1997
  • Agreement between the Department of standardization, metrology and certification under the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the State Bureau of quality and technical control of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of standardization, metrology and certification – September 15, 1998, Geneva
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of agriculture – April 19, 1999, Beijing
  • Agreement between the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme National Prosecutor's Office of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation – September 9, 1999, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of education – December, 2000, Beijing
  • Agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Armenia and the General Administration of Sports of the People’s Republic of China – October 17, 2002, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – September 27, 2004, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on mutual allocation of buildings and territory for placement Embassies of two countries – June 13, 2005, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – September 26, 2005, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – December 28, 2007, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – June 24, 2009, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – September 11, 2009, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – June 2, 2010, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – April 12, 2011, Yerevan
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation – September 10, 2013, Dalian
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on trade and economic cooperation - September 10, 2013, Dalian
  • Agreement between the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Bank of China on cooperation in banking sphere -March 27, 2014, Beijing
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on technical-economic cooperation –December 23, 2014, Yerevan 

Protocols 

  • Protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on consultations – July 4, 1992, Beijing
  • Protocol on cooperation in the field of conversion between the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Armenia and Committee of defense science, technology and industry of the People’s Republic of China – August 21, 1997
  • Protocol between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China on exchange documents of Consular Convention – October 29, 1997
  • Protocol between the Lori marz of the Republic of Armenia and Shanxi province of the People’s Republic of China on trade and economic cooperation – 14 November, 2011
  • Protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on consultation– 25 July, 2013

Memorandums 

  • Memorandum on visit of the trade-economic governmental delegation of Jiangsu province of China to the Republic of Armenia – September2, 1998
  • Memorandum of understanding between the Department of emergency situations under the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Department of Earthquake protection of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of seismic protection – September 27, 2004, Beijing
  • Memorandum of understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of The Republic of Armenia and the General Administration of press and publication of the People's Republic of China - April 12, 2011, Yerevan
  • Memorandum on Cooperation between radio "Impulse" of Armenia and China Radio International - April 12, 2011, Yerevan
  • Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Diplomatic school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Foreign Affairs University of the People’s Republic of China – 25 July, 2013
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Civil Administration of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the field of disaster reduction and disaster relief –10 September, 2013
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia and the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China on the Facilitation of Group Travel by Chinese Tourists to the Republic of Armenia -26 August, 2014

Other  

  • Joint communiqué on establishment diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – April 6, 1992, Yerevan
  • Consular convention between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – December 26, 1993, Yerevan
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 1997-1998 – May 5, 1996, Beijing
  • Joint communiqué between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China on principles of friendly relations – May 5, 1996, Beijing
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 1999-2000 – September, 1998, Yerevan
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 2003-2004 – April 30, 2002, Yerevan
  • Joint statement between the Republic of Armenia and the People’s Republic of China – September, 2004
  • Program between the Ministry of culture, youth affairs and sport of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of culture of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in the fields of culture on 2005-2007 - September 27, 2004, Beijing
  • Program between the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the People’s Republic of China for 2012-2013 11 June, 2012 

Trade and economic relations 

Bilateral trade volumes between Armenia and China (million US dollars)

  Exports Imports
country of origin
2011 16.2 404.2
2012 31.2 400.4
2013  68.8 385.9
2014  170.9 417.5

Main imported goods

Minerals.

Main exported goods

Clothes, shoes, machinery, chemicals, equipments, construction materials, food etc.

 

Updated on 11.02.2015

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