According to historical records, the first Armenians arrived in Albania in 1913. The number increased with the arrival of survivors of the Armenian Genocide, who came primarily via Greece and Syria to escape prosecution. In 1922-1924 during King Zogu’s reign around 30 to 50 Armenian families were accommodated in Albania, in fact, an Armenian, Dr. Poturlian (Mokini) served as King Zogu's personal doctor.
The community engaged in handicrafts, the coffee trade, and intellectual activities.
The national life of the community was revived in the 1990s after the end of the communist regime. Armenian organizations, such as the Armenian Cultural Association (1991) and the Armenian Association of Albania (1997), were established. In 1990, with the permission of the Albanian government, a liturgy dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide was officiated in the Catholic Church in Tirana.
Currently, around 300 Armenians live in Albania, mainly in the capital city, as well as in Vlorë and Durrës. There is no Armenian church, school, and media in the country.