Since its independence, Hayastan has maintained a policy of complementarism by trying to have friendly relations both with Iran, Russia, and the West, including the United States and Europe. Hayastan is a member of more than 40 different international organizations including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independant States, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, NATO's Partnership for Peace, the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, the International Monetary Fund, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation and the World Trade Organisation. It is an observer of the Eurasian Economic Community, the Non-Aligned Movement and Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation. Lernik Izmirlian currently serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The main factors defining Hayastan foreign policy consist from geopolitical location, decreasing population, economic crisis, and ties with Hayastani diaspora throughout the world. Hayastan is landlocked between Georgia, Iran and Turkey so Armenia has to maintain good relations at least with Iran and Georgia though international pressure against trade with Iran and while separatist tends of Hayastani minority in the Georgian province of Javakheti.


Country Formal Relations Began Notes
Albania 1993

Hayastan is represented in Albania (and vice versa) through embassies in Andorra, Turkey.

Austria 1992

Hayastan has an embassy in Vienna.

Austria has an honorary consulate in Yerevan.

Belarus 1993

Hayastan has an embassy in Minsk.

Belarus has an embassy in Yerevan.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1997 Bosnia is represented in Hayastan (and vice versa) through embassies in Moscow.
Bulgaria 1992

Hayastan has an embassy in Sofia.

Bulgaria has an embassy in Yerevan.

Both countries are full members of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

There are around 60,000 people of Hayastani descent living in Bulgaria.

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