20.01.2017 • 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the United Kingdom

  20.01.2017   On January 20, messages were exchanged between Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, and Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the UK. In his message Edward Nalbandian emphasized that throughout the years cooperation between Armenia and the United Kingdom has significantly developed, marked by high level political dialogue, active inter-parliamentary contacts, positive dynamics of cooperation in the areas of economy and trade, expansion of exchanges in cultural and education fields, as well as efficient collaboration on the international arena. In his message Boris Johnson mentioned that the United Kingdom values the quarter of a century relations between the two countries, during which the UK has provided practical assistance towards Armenia’s consolidation as...


  President Serzh Sargsyan, who has paid a working visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, participated today in the ceremony to commemorate the newly-canonized martyrs of the 1915 Armenian Genocide that took place at Westminster Abbey. The ecumenical service was led by Bishop of London Richard Chartres and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The ceremony was also attended by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales. In the year of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the ecumenical prayer for the memory and immortal souls of the canonized Armenian Genocide victims also urged all people of good will, nations and peoples to join the prayer for justice and to speak out against the gravest crime against humanity, as well as to pray for the promotion and maintenance of peace in the world. During the service, the sacred songs were performed by the choir of London’s St Yeghiche Armenian Church. 

10.09.2015 • Armenian Foreign Minister continues the meetings in London

  On September 10 Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting in London with John Whittingdale, UK Secretary of State for Culture and Media. Edward Nalbandian appreciated Whittingdale's activity in the previous session of the House of Commons as the head of the British-Armenian all-party parliamentary friendship group highlighting that during his tenure the Armenian-British parliamentary links have actively developed. Minister Nalbandian expressed his gratitude to John Whittingdale for his presence in Yerevan on April 24 to participate in the events of the Armenian Genocide Centennial.   During the meeting reference was made to the possibility of the Armenian-British cooperation expansion, both sides stressed the significance of the representation of the Armenian cultural heritage in the United Kingdom. In that context reference was made to the realization of joint projects.   In London Edward Nalbandian visited the Parliament of the United...

09.09.2015 • The visit of the Foreign Minister of Armenia to the United Kingdom has started

  On September 9, the official visit of the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian started with the meeting with the the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond. Welcoming Minister Nalbandian, Philip Hammond attached significance to the continuity of the high-level active interaction. Edward Nalbandian mentioned that high-level visits, inter-parliamentary interaction became more frequent recently, business ties are activated, which creates promising prerequisite for the further strengthening and expansion of cooperation in various fields. Heads of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Foreign Office of the UK discussed ways of expansion of cooperation in different fields between the two countries. The Ministers touched upon Armenia-European Union relations, steps undertaken for formation of a new legal basis of cooperation. Foreign Ministers of Armenia and the UK thoroughly exchanged thoughts over the situation...

08.07.2015 • Artsakh Republic President delivered a speech in the Parliament of Great Britain

 On 8 July Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the Parliament of Great Britain and delivered there a speech. In his speech the President touched upon the state-building process of Artsakh, its socioeconomic development, Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and answered questions raised by the attendees. The President underlined that Artsakh had a special attitude towards the United Kingdom considering Great Britain as an influential state, one of the cradles of democracy and the European civilization. Bako Sahakyan mentioned that Artsakh was interested in developing relations with Great Britain, especially in deepening parliamentarian ties, cementing ties in scientific, educational and humanitarian spheres. According to the Head of the State such optimism is first and foremost based on the existence of sincere and devoted friends of Artsakh in the British Parliament. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of...

08.07.2015 • President Sahakyan delivered a speech at Chatham House

  On 8 July Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House and delivered there a speech.    The Head of the State touched upon state building, domestic and foreign policy of Artsakh, the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement, regional developments and responded to the questions of the audience. In his speech President Sahakyan noted that Chatham House's mission to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world was very much congenial to Artsakh, adding that those ideas were also part and parcel of our world vision. According to the President such meetings were useful both for Artsakh and different states and international structures. Foreign diplomats, scientists and analysts were present at the meeting.

15.04.2015 • Presentation of a book on the Armenian Genocide in London

  On April 15, in the framework of the events dedicated to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, in London’s prestigious British Academy, the well-known lawyer and human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson’s “An Inconvenient Genocide: Who now remember the Armenians” book presentation took place, sponsored by Dr. Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia. Ambassadors and diplomats accredited to London, politicians and public speakers, leaders of the British-Armenian community, representatives of British media were in attendance. Presenting the speaker, Ambassador Sarkissian noted the longstanding dedication of Geoffrey Robertson to the issue of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide which resulted in publication of this important book and its presentation to the international public. In his presentation the author told the audience about the motives of the creation of the book and gave professional assessment of the Armenian...

19.11.2014 • Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan on working visit to the UK

  On November 17, RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, who is on a working visit to London, had a meeting with leaders of the British-Armenian Community Council along with RA Ambassador to the UK Armen Sargsyan. Minister Hranush Hakobyan talked about Armenia’s domestic and foreign policies and issues related to the perspectives of the country’s economic development. During the meeting, the sides discussed the strengthening of Armenia-Diaspora relations, preservation of the Armenian identity, issues related to different sectors of community life and the implementation of joint projects. The sides also touched upon the results of the Armenia-Diaspora Conference held in September 2014 and discussed the preparations ahead of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Hranush Hakobyan also met with the teachers and principals of Armenian Saturday and Sunday schools of London and discussed issues on the provision of textbooks, teacher training and issues...

28.05.2014 • A Concert Dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of Aram Khachaturian

Khachaturian Trio performed in a Concert at London Yeghishe Church on May 28, which was organised within the scope of the events dedicated to the world renowned composer Aram Khachaturian's 110th anniversary.

09.05.2014 • The Opening Ceremony of the Plaque in Wales Dedicated to the Genocide Victims

The opening ceremony of the plaque dedicated to the Genocide victims took place on 9th of May in Gwynedd, North of Wales.

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