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
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
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.