Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Poland

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Poland were restored on April 28, 1992.

The Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland opened in 2004.

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Georgia opened in 1997.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Poland:

  • Ilia Darchiashvili 2017 – to date;
  • Nikoloz Nikolozishvili 2011 – 2017;
  • Konstantine Kavtaradze 2006-2011;
  • Zaza Kandelaki 2004-2005.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Poland with residence in Germany:

  • Maia Fanjikidze 2004;
  • Konstantine Gabashvili 2001-2004.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Georgia:

  • Mariusz Maszkiewicz 2016 – to date;
  • Andrzej Cieszkowski 2013-2016;
  • Urszula Doroszewska 2008-2013;
  • Jacek Multanowski 2004-2008;

Charge d'affaires:

  • Jacek Multanowski 2000-2004;
  • Piotr Borawski 1997-2000.

The main fields of cooperation:

Georgia and the Republic of Poland enjoy close partnership and friendly relations. Poland, as one of the authors of the “Eastern Partnership" initiative, plays an important role through its active engagement and support in attaining Georgia’s European aspirations.

In 2015, at the initiative of the Polish side, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Republic of Poland signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing of Tbilisi Conference. The mentioned format of cooperation envisages experience and expertise sharing of Poland on the way of Georgia’s European integration. Sessions of the Conference are held annually with participation of the representatives of different agencies of the two countries.

Cooperation between the legislative bodies of the two countries is developing successfully, including at the level of the Friendship Groups. Poland-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship Group is one of the biggest groups in the Parliament of Poland. In 2018 the joint Parliamentary Assembly was established which aims to institutionalize the relations and further strengthen parliamentary cooperation through adopting common positions on the issues of bilateral interest.

More than fifteen international agreements have been signed between Georgia and Poland regulating cooperation in the fields of defense, economy, tourism, regional development, culture, education, health, etc.

Since 2009 the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Georgia and the Republic of Poland has been functioning. Polish and Hungarian airlines carry out direct flights from Tbilisi and Kutaisi to different Polish cities. The number of tourists is increasing.

Since 2004 the Development Assistance Program (“Polish Aid”) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland is being implemented in Georgia. The priority areas of the program include: good governance, sustainable use of national resources, social welfare, regional development, etc.

Defense cooperation is also active and includes consultations on military-technical issues, joint trainings as well as the study visits.

Through numerous scholarships of Poland, many Georgian students are getting education at the leading Polish universities. Moreover, different Line Ministries of Poland are offering training courses for Georgian civil servants aimed at improving their professional skills.

In recent years, close partnership relations have been established between many cities and regions of the two countries.

Cultural days are frequently organized both in Georgia and Poland. The two countries are often visited by various artists.

Under the project named "Polish paths in Georgia" that has been carrying out in Georgia, the memorial plaques have been unveiled on the buildings which were designed by the Polish architects at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Archimandrite Gregory Peradze (later canonized as a Saint by the Georgian orthodox church) represents the unifying symbol of Georgia and Poland. Invited by the Polish side at the beginning of the 20th century, he served at the University of Warsaw, faculty of Theology. Gregory Peradze promoted the development of orthodox theological sciences in Poland and translated numerous works into Polish language. He died a martyr's death by voluntarily entering the gas cell in Auschwitz concentration camp instead of a prisoner having multiple children.St. Gregory’s brotherhood is still present in Poland. It unifies young people, scientists and other representatives of intellectuals. There is a chapel of St. Gregory Peradze functioning in Warsaw.

Georgian military officers serving in the army of Poland sacrificed their lives during Warsaw uprising in 1944. In 2007 a memorial dedicated to the Georgian officers was put up in the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

Useful links:

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland
Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Georgia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Government of the Republic of Poland
President of the Republic of Poland
Sejm of the Republic of Poland
Senate of the Republic of Poland