Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Armenia Establish Diplomatic Relations

 

September 23, 2017 (New York) – The Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Armenia established diplomatic relations on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with the signing of a protocol between the two countries.  The signing took place in the margins of the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  The Honorable Lorin S. Robert, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia signed the Protocol with the Honorable Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia on behalf of their respective governments.

The establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries is in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 of April 1961.

The Republic of Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe and gained its independence on 21 September 1991.

The establishment of diplomatic relations with the Republic Armenia is part of the wider efforts of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia to pursue new friendship and partnerships with the aim of advancing the country’s economic growth and development. The Republic of Armenia becomes the eightieth country with which the Federated States of Micronesia has established diplomatic relations with.