Armenia–Switzerland relations

Armenian-Swiss relations



Armenian-Swiss relations are foreign relations between Armenia and Switzerland. Switzerland recognized Armenia as an independent state on December 23, 1991. The two countries have maintained diplomatic relations ever since. The Armenian ambassador to Switzerland and the Swiss ambassador to Armenia (based in Tbilisi, Georgia) were both accredited in 2002. In 2011 the first resident Ambassador of Switzerland started his mission in Yerevan. The Armenian ambassador to Switzerland is based in Geneva, in the Armenian representation to the United Nations. Switzerland has recognized the Armenian Genocide and its denial is punishable with monetary penalty there . There are around 5,000 people of Armenian descent living in Switzerland.

Armenia and Armenians often got financial and humanitarian help from Switzerland or the Swiss after big catastrophes, like the 1988 Spitak earthquake

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