05.02.2018 • Meeting between Ambassador Armen Sarkissian and the UK Minister for Europe and the Americas

  On February 5, Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom, met with Sir Alan Duncan , Minister of State for Europe and the Americas.   In the course of the meeting topics related to the Armenian-British relations, regional developments, the Brexit negotiations, the peaceful process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement were discussed.   The sides also talked about the further development of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, underlining the importance of joint initiatives, which could contribute to the further improvement of the business environment and increase of investments in Armenia.

25.01.2018 • Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the UK met Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

  Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, had a meeting with Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, on 25 January. A number of issues of mutual interest were touched upon during the meeting. The sides discussed the possibility of establishing cooperation in different international frameworks. Ambassador Sarkissian spoke about the Summit of the Francophonie International Organization to be held in Yerevan on October 11-12 and, in this context, expressed hope that the Secretary General will take part in the event.  

23.09.2017 • Celebration of the 26th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence in London

  The concert dedicated to the 26 th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia took place at the Armenian Church of  Saint Yegiche in London, on 23 rd of September. The event was organized by the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom under the auspices of the Embassy of Armenia and the Diocese of the Armenian Church. The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, as well as members of the Armenian community were in attendance. The representative of the Armenian Embassy welcomed the guests and delivered a speech reflecting on Armenia’s achievements since independence. Sona Rubenyan, a young and talented singer, who was invited from Armenia for this occasion, and London-based singer Andre Simonian performed patriotic and folk songs in Armenian and English.

30.06.2017 • Visit of “Shakespeare Club English-Speaking Association” of Armenia to London

  The Chairwoman of “Shakespeare Club English-Speaking Association” of Armenia Mrs. Natalie Jryan and Director General Mrs. Narine Kochar visited the United Kingdom on June 26 – 30. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibilities of cooperation with the British side in promoting the English language and literature in Armenia, as well as further promotion of dialogue with the local Armenian community. In the framework of the visit, the Embassy of Armenia in the United Kingdom organized the meeting of the representatives of the Association with the members of the Armenian women associations and organizations operating in London. Mrs. Jryan and Mrs. Kochar gave comprehensive presentation of the activities and programs of the Association. The members of the Armenian community had a chance to address their questions to the guests. In a warm atmosphere they discussed and exchanged views on different projects and initiatives. The...

31.05.2017 • Visit of the Ambassador Armen Sarkissian to Scotland

The delegation headed by Dr. Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic fo Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, visited Scotland on 31 May 2017. The delegation had meeitng s with the Rt Hon. Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Dr Alasdair Allen, Minister of International Development and Europe, Frank Ross, The Lord Provost of Edinburgh. During the meeting with Dr Alasdair Allen, Minister of International Development and Europe,  who is also in charge for the Scottish diaspora, the two  sides discussed  the possibilities of promoting the cooperation in the fields of culture,  tourism, IT, banking and finance. Dr. Sarkissian introduced the potential of Armenia in the spheres of tourism, high technologies, the opportunities for foreign investors and businessmen in the context of Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as its dynamically developing relations with the...

22.05.2017 • Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Armen Sarkissian’s visit to Gladstone’s Library

  On May 22 Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom Armen Sarkissian visited Hawarden village in Wales , where the library of renowned statesman, former Prime Minister of Great Britain William Gladstone is located. During the visit Ambassador Sarkissian had a meeting with Charlie Gladstone - a descendent of William Gladstone, visited the Gladstone Library and was also hosted at St Deiniol’s Church, located in the vicinity of the library. After acquainting himself with Gladstonian heritage related to Armenians, Ambassador Sarkissian noted that such rich texts and testimonies can be a good basis for studying Armenian-British historical ties. The leadership of the Library attached importance to the visit by the Armenian Ambassador and expressed their readiness for mutually beneficial co - operation. At the end of the meeting Ambassador Sarkissian gifted the library a number of book s...

24.04.2017 • The event on the occasion of the commemoration of 102 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Dublin

  The commemorative event de dicated to the 102 anniversay of the Armenian Genocide was organized by the Armenian Community of Ireland in St Christ Church Catedral of Dublin on 24 April 2017. The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson , Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, Dermot Dunne, Dean of the Christ Church Cathedral, Mari Baghdasaryan, Professor of the philosophy school of the Dublin University, Barrister Suniva McDonagh and the representative of the Embassy of Armenia delivered their remarks and speeches. The Armenian spiritual songs and piano pieces were performed during the evening. The children, who attended the event, delivered a group pray in memory of the Armenian victims. After the event, the guests paid a tribute and laid wreaths to the Khachkar, installed in the yard of the Church.

22.04.2017 • The events dedicated to the 102th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the UK

  The march was organized by the Armenian community in London dedicated to the 102 anniversary of the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on 22 April 2017. The participants went from Hyde Park to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where the Primate of the Armenian Diocese, the leaders of the community organisations and representatives of the Armenian Embassy laid wreaths in the memory of the Armenian victims. The ANC organized the remembrance concert in the Navasartian Centre on 22 of April, during which the young singer Sona Rubenyan performed songs devoted to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The ANC also organised the Ceremony at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Tree in the borough of Ealing on 23 of April. Dr. Patricia Walker, Councillor of the Ealing Borough, Steven Pound, MP and Chairman of Armenia APPG, representatives of Armenian community attended the event. The representative of the Armenian Embassy in his speech outlined the importance...

05.04.2017 • Private screening of the film 'Promise' in London

  The film ‘Promise’ was privately screened in the Soho hotel in London on 5 th of April 2017. The event was organised under patronage of Dr Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of Armenia, in cooperation with the production team. The representatives of the Government and Parliament of the United Kingdom, diplomatic corps accredited to London, the British mass media, cultural and business sectors, as well as Armenian Community were invited to the screening. The actors Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell and Chris Cornell, composer of the soundtrack of the film, specially arrived to London for this event. Baroness Amos, the former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator /2010-2015/ and current Director of SOAS, University of London, Amal Clooney, barrister specialising in international law and human rights, and famous actor George Clooney were among the VIP invitees. Erik Esraelian, Producer of the film,...

27.02.2017 • Ambassador Armen Sarkissian met with David Lidington, Leader of the House of Commons

  Dr. Armen Sarkissian, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, had a meeting with David Lidington, Leader of the House of Commons of the UK on 27 February 2017. Both sides noted the substantial progress of bilateral cooperation since establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and the UK 25 years ago, and discussed a wide range of topics of mutual interest. They exchanged views on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia, as well as the importance of examining the British experience in the framework of transition of Armenia to the parliamentary system of governance. Ambassador Sarkissian also introduced the latest developments in Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process, the results of the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh in April 2016 and the efforts of Armenia and the Minsk Group Co-Chairmen towards the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

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