The office of the Honorary Consul of Canada has been reopened in the Nork-Marash administrative district of Yerevan, reports “Armenpress”.
Alison LeClair, Canada’s ambassador to Armenia (residence: Moscow), considered it symbolic that the Canadian consulate is opening this year, when the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Canada is celebrated.
“Canada has had a consulate in Armenia since 1997, the purpose of which was to provide assistance to Canadians living, studying and traveling in Armenia. In the last few years, there was a rift, and we could not have a consulate in Armenia. We have been waiting for today for a long time, and now that day has come. The opening of the consulate today would not have been possible without the cooperation and invested efforts of some people and structures. I would like to thank all the people who contributed to the opening of the consulate, and especially Armen Yeganyan, head of the Department of American Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who was also the ambassador of Armenia to Canada,” said the Canadian ambassador.
He also reminded that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Melanie Jolie, recently announced the opening of the Canadian embassy in Armenia.
“As many of you know, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Melanie Jolie, recently announced that Canada will open an embassy in Armenia. In the summer of last year, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Stephane Dion, presented a report in which this proposal was also included,” said Alison Le Claire, adding that such steps are the cornerstones of the development and strengthening of bilateral relations.
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