On December 7th, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi met with Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Ukraine Vladimir Karapetyan.
The parties discussed the current state and prospects of development of Ukrainian-Armenian relations. Mykola Tochytskyi appreciated the resumption of the Joint Ukrainian-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, which session was held in Yerevan this September.
Particular attention was paid to cooperation between Ukraine and Armenia in the framework of international and regional organizations.
Mykola Tochytskyi and Vladimir Karapetyan exchanged views on the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Armenia on December 25th.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also expressed condolences for the Armenian people in connection with commemoration of the anniversary of the earthquake in the town of Spitak, which killed more than 25,000 people.
For reference: the diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Armenia were established on December 25th, 1991.
According to the results of 2020, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to 129.8 million US dollars, while Ukrainian export amounted to 112.6 million US dollars.
The Eighth meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Armenian Commission for Economic Cooperation took place on September 13th -14th, 2021, in Yerevan.
On December 7th, 1988, an earthquake occurred in the territory of Armenia with its epicenter in Spitak, which resulted in numerous victims and destructions. At least 25,000 people died. December 7th has been declared the Earthquake Victims Commemoration Day in Armenia.