Egypt was one of the first countries in the Arab world that recognized the independence of  Armenia in 1991. In March 1992, diplomatic relations were established between the two countries. In September 1992, the first diplomatic mission of the Republic of Armenia in the Middle East was inaugurated in Cairo.

The first Ambassador of Armenia to Egypt was Dr. Eduard Nalbandian (1992-1999) who was followed by Dr. Sergey Manassarian (1999-2004), Dr. Rouben Karapetian (2004-2009) and then by Dr. Armen Melkonian (2009-2018). Since 2018 the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Arab Republic of Egypt is Dr. Karen Grigorian.
The Embassy is located in a beautiful villa with a private garden in the Zamalek district, an affluent area where most embassies are located. The villa originally belonged to Janik and Satenig Chaker and was donated by the latter to the Cairo Branch of AGBU in 1976.


H.E. Dr. KAREN GRIGORIAN, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Contact: Mrs. Vivian Semizian, Secretary
Tel: (+20) 2737 4157

Fax: (+20) 2737 4158

Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs

The main task of the Political section of the embassy is to serve the  political interests of Armenia in Egypt, to cover political developments. Points of particular interest for this section are domestic political developments in Egypt, Egypt's role in the Middle East Peace Process, Egyptian policy in multilateral and regional fora such as the UN, the Human Rights Council, the African Union and the Arab League.
Concerning economic affairs the section's primary role is to advise and assist Armenian companies that are exploring economic opportunities in Egypt and Armenian companies already present in the Egyptian market. The section also engages in promotion of bilateral trade and direct investment. It is active in promoting bilateral policy dialogue between Egypt and Armenia on both economic matters and development cooperation.

The role of the Cultural Affairs section of the Armenian Embassy is the promotion of Armenia, its culture and values in Egypt. It aims creating, promoting and administering educational and cultural exchange programs that increase understanding between the peoples of Egypt and Armenia.

The Cultural Affairs section manages a broad range of activities promoting professional, academic, and cultural relations between the people of Egypt and Armenia, and it represents the Armenian Embassy  vis-a-vis the Government of Egypt in official business related to education and culture.

Tel: (+20) 2737 4159

Consular and Visa Affairs

The Consular Section is open from Sunday through Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM. Among the main services rendered by the Consular Section to the citizens of Egypt (and other African countries) is the provision of visas for traveling to Armenia, as well as a special residency status and dual citizenship awarded to Egyptian Armenians. The citizens of Armenia residing in Egypt (and other African countries) may also apply to the Embassy’s Consular Section with different issues related to their passports, consular registration, and other relevant requests.

Contact: Mr. Rafayel Movsesyan
Tel: (+20) 2737 4157


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