Relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Spain

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Spain  were established on July 9, 1992.

Ambassadors of Georgia in the Kingdom of Spain:

  • H.E. Ilia Giorgadze – 2017 – to date
  • H.E Zurab Pololikashvili 2012 - 2017
  • H.E Nikoloz Natbiladze 2009-2012
  • H.E Zurab Pololikashvili 2006-2009 
  • H.E Lasha Otkhmezuri  2004-2005 (with residence in Tbilisi)

Consulate  General of Georgia in Barcelona:

  • Ketevan Gogolashvili 1997 – to date
  • Beka Zarandia 2013 - 2017
  • Paata Papuashvili 2010-2012

Spanish Ambassadors in Georgia with residence in Ankara

  • H.E. Juan Gonzalez-Barba Pera 2018- to date
  • H.E. Rafael Mendívil Peydro 2014 - 2018 
  • H.E Cristóbal González-Aller Jurado 2013-2014 
  • H.E. Rafael Mendívil Peydro 2011-2012

Spanish Ambassadors in Georgia with residence in Moscow

  • H.E. Jose' Antonio Zorrilla Alvarez - Charge d'affairs of the Kingdom of Spain to Georgia 2009-2011
  • H.E Francisco Javier Elorsa Cavengt De Nerva 2004-2008
  • H.E Jose' Maria Robles Fraga 2001-2004
  • H.E Jose' Luis Crespo de Vega 1999-2001
  • H.E Jose' Antonio de Iturriaga 1997-1999

In 2015 the Government of Span appointed charge d'affaires to Georgia

  • Francisco Capote Yeregui 2017- to date
  • Victor Murzia- Garzón 2015-2017

Fields of Cooperation:

Several agreements signed between Georgia and Spain support bilateral cooperation in economy, tourism, culture, science, education, to name a few.The two countries actively cooperate within the framework of international organizations. Spain as the EU member countries alike supports territorial integrity and the sovereignty of Georgia. In 2017 Spain released Georgia’s supportive official Statement regarding the opening of the representation in Madrid by de-facto Government of Tskhinvali region, emphasizing that the region is inseparable part of Georgia which is not recognized by international community. Referring the mentioned, they do not have a legal right to open the representation.

Georgia and Spain enjoy successful cooperation in the field of police. Since 2015 Georgia has posted a police attaché to the Kingdom of Spain.

High level visits positively contributed to the dynamics of bilateral relations and highlighted main directions of cooperation. In January 2019, after an almost 5 year gap, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia D. Zalkaliani visited Madrid. In 2014 Agreement on Establishment of the Joint Economic Commission and the Memorandum on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism were signed. 

The two countries successfully cooperate in areas such as culture, education and science. Various cultural events are held every year in Spain to advertise Georgia's cultural, historical and scientific background.

Useful Links:

Embassy of Georgia to The Kingdom of Spain
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.casareal.es/ES/Paginas/home.aspx" href="http://www.casareal.es/ES/Paginas/home.aspx" target="_blank>The Royal Family
Govenment of Spain
Congress of Deputies