In diplomatic first, India's External Affairs Minister to visit Armenia

In diplomatic first, India's External Affairs Minister to visit Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay a two-day visit to Armenia on October 12-13, the country's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Saturday, October 9.

"This will be the first ever visit of an external affairs minister of India to independent Armenia," the MEA said. It added that Jaishankar will have meetings with his Armenian counterpart and the country's the Prime Minister.

Diplomatic relations between India and Armenia were established on 31 August 1992. India opened its embassy in Yerevan on 1 March 1999. Armenia, which had opened an honorary consulate in April 1994, established its embassy in New Delhi in October 1999. In 2019 after an interview with WION, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has stated that Armenia supports India in the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan.

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