Canada to open consulate in Armenia

  • November 25, 2022
Canada to open consulate in Armenia ArmInfo.Global Affairs Canada announced today that it will officially open a consulate in Yerevan, Armenia, headed by Honorary Consul Vardges Avagyan.  Alison  LeClaire, Ambassador of Canada to Armenia, made the announcement in  Yerevan, where Canada is marking through various events the 30th  anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between  Canada and Armenia. 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. "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," Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign  Affairs, stated.  Earlier this year, Minister Joly 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. Canada has made relations with Armenia a priority, building on the  important report prepared by St‚phane Dion, Ambassador to France and  Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, on Canadian support  for Armenia's democratic development. Canada and Armenia enjoy warm people-to-people ties and have had many  years of good relations through fostering collaboration and expanding  commercial and economic ties to promote inclusive economic growth.

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