Armenian National Committee of Australia looks forward to strengthening diplomatic ties between Australia and Armenia

By ANC-AU | Thursday, 17 May 2018

CANBERRA: Following the election of Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister by the National Assembly of Armenia, the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) issued a memo to members of Australia's Federal Parliament and the New South Wales State Parliament notifying them of the "peaceful, constitutional and domestically-driven political transition" in the Republic of Armenia.

ANC-AU was also in Canberra on May 9th, using this opportunity to highlight the following prospects for deepening cooperation between Australia and Armenia in political and economic spheres:

  • Armenia has the capacity to advance shared democratic values and interests in the region, further distinguishing the country from the authoritarian practices of neighbouring Azerbaijan and Turkey.

  • Reform has centred around establishing an environment conducive to trade and international investment through the support of stable rules-based economic institutions free from corruption.

  • Calls for Armenia's greater integration into international institutions of political and economic cooperation promises to strengthen Armenia's participation in an increasingly connected global economy.

  • The promotion of Artsakh's inclusion in the OSCE Minsk Process, and further calls for Azerbaijan's constructive participation, signals positive momentum towards the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

ANC-AU will continue to promote increase of positive bi-lateral relations between Australia and Armenia.