Armenia–Germany relations

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Armenia–Germany relations



Armenia–Germany relations have always been stable and solid, with both countries continuing to work together and advance through the years in cooperation. Both countries' leaders have discussed bilateral relations and noted that they have considerably improved over the last few years.[1]

Germany made steps to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 2005, during the rule of the Socialist-Green coalition led by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. However, while calling on Turkey to accept its "historic responsibility", the German government declined to use the word "genocide". During the Cold War, the need to keep Turkey's support had caused NATO members such as West Germany to ignore the topic.[2][3] In 2015, public discussion about the Armenian Genocide and the explicit usage of the term "genocide" in official language has been renewed in Germany.

In March 2015, the German Federal Foreign Office reported positive political, economic and cultural relations between both countries.[4]

Armenian soldiers have been attached to German contingents during their deployment in Afghanistan. The division was guarding the coalition airport in the northern city of Kunduz.[5]

See also


  1. Armenian, German leaders discuss bilateral relations - Mediamax news agency, Yerevan
  2. "Turkey Withdraws Ambassador from France", Spiegel Online, 22 December 2011,,1518,805460,00.html
  3. Benjamin Bidder, Daniel Steinvorth and Bernhard Zand, "Demons of the Past: The Armenian Genocide and the Turks", Spiegel Online, 8 April 2010,,1518,687449,00.html
  4. "Armenia", Federal Foreign Office (Germany), March 2015, Retrieved 5 May 2015
  5. "Armenia To Keep Troops In Afghanistan", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 2014, Retrieved 6 May 2015

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