Global Affairs Canada announced today that it officially opened a consulate in Yerevan, Armenia, headed by Honorary Consul Vardges Avagyan, Canada’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. Alison LeClaire, made the announcement in Yerevan, where Canada is marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Armenia through various events.
The new consulate will be open to the public as of December 15, 2022. It will offer essential consular services to Canadians living, studying, working and travelling in Armenia, including emergency consular assistance and passport and citizenship services This is a key step forward in Canada and Armenia’s diplomatic relationship, and in opening an embassy in Armenia, a commitment announced by Minister Joly in August of this year.
Earlier this year, The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada announced that Canada would further develop its relations with Armenia by opening an embassy in Yerevan, which will facilitate political and commercial ties between Canada and Armenia. “This year, we are proud to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Armenia. The opening of the consulate and the work of Canada’s new honorary consul will be key in strengthening Canada-Armenia ties.” Said minister Jolu.
Canada has made relations with Armenia a priority, building on the important report prepared by Stéphane Dion, Ambassador to France and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, on Canadian support for Armenia’s democratic development.