Armenia–Brazil relations

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Armenia-Brazil relations
Map indicating locations of Armenia and Brazil

Armenia

Brazil

Armenia–Brazil refers to the current and historical relations between Armenia and Brazil. The Armenian community in Brazil is the second largest in Latin America (after Argentina) totaling approximately 100,000 members.[1]

History[edit]

Monument to the victims of the Armenian genocide in São Paulo, Brazil

The first Armenians to arrive in Brazil took place in the late 1800s. The biggest wave of migration to Brazil took place in the 1920s when several thousands Armenians came to Brazil (mainly from Lebanon and Syria) many having survived the Armenian Genocide which was carried out by the Ottoman Empire.[1] Most Armenians settled in the São Paulo area. On 26 December 1991, Armenia restored its independence after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.

In December 1991, Armenian Foreign Minister, Raffi Hovhannissian visited Brazil to pave the way for establishing diplomatic relations between both nations.[2] On 17 February 1992, Armenia and Brazil officially established diplomatic relations.[3] In June 1992, Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan paid an official visit to Brazil.[3] In 1998, Armenia opened a consulate-general in São Paulo. In 2006, Brazil opened an embassy in Yerevan. In 2011, Armenia opened an embassy in Brasília, after which the Armenian consulate-general in São Paulo was transformed into an honorary consulate.[1] In 2015, the Brazilian Federal Senate recognized the Armenian genocide.[4]

State visits[edit]

Presidential visits from Armenia to Brazil[3][5]

Bilateral relations[edit]

Embassy of Brazil in Yerevan

Armenia and Brazil have signed a few bilateral agreements since the establishment of diplomatic relations between both nations in 1992, such as an Agreement on Cultural Cooperation (2002) and an Agreement for the establishment of visa free regime with respect to diplomatic and service passports holders (2002).[3]

In 1985, the city of São Paulo named a metro station after Armenia. In 2003, a square in downtown Yerevan, capital of Armenia, was named after Brazil.

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

  • Armenia has an embassy in Brasília.[6] The current Ambassador is Ashot Galoyan (since 2014).
  • Brazil has an embassy in Yerevan.[7] The current Ambassador is Agemar Sanctos (since 2018).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Armenian embassy in Brazil: About Community
  2. ^ "Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Armenia". Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  3. ^ a b c d "Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Brazil". Archived from the original on 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  4. ^ Federal Senate of Brazil Recognizes Armenian Genocide
  5. ^ Working Visit of the President Serzh Sargsyan to the Federal Republic of Brazil
  6. ^ Embassy of Armenia in Brazil
  7. ^ Embassy of Brazil in Armenia