Chronology of Diplomatic Relations
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Austria were established on March 25, 1992.
Ambassadors of the Republic of Austria to Georgia:
Haidemarie Gürer (1998 - 2006).
Michael Postl - (25.05.2010 -to date).
Ambassadors of Georgia to the Republic of Austria:
Levan Mikeladze (01.10.1996 - 25.12.2001);
Giorgi Arsenishvili (29.12.2001 - 15.07.2004);
Konstantine Zghenti (01.10.2004 - 03.12.2005);
Viktor Dolidze (03.12.2005 - 01.03.2009).
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria to Georgia:
Fields of Cooperation
There is an active relationship between Georgia and the Republic of Austria. There is an increasing level of political activity, economic interest and cooperation. Austria supports Georgia's territorial integrity and its integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures. Exchange programs between educational centers of the two countries and ties in the field of culture and medicine are intensive. Austria supports Georgia for the development of tourism-infrastructure as well.
Trade turnover (mln. USD):
19-21January 2006 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Gela Bezhuashvili to Vienna; International Conference "European Strategies of Development of Democraties in Postsovjet Countries";
22-26 February 2006 - Visit of Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Nino Burjanadze to Austria;
26-29 March 2006 - Working visit of Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Noghaideli to Austria;
4-5 May 2006 - Visit of Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Ivane Merabishvili to Austria;
27 October 2006 - Visit of Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Noghaideli to Austria.
22-23 February, 2010- Visit of Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Ivane Merabishvili to Austria;
July, 2010- Visit of Mr. Giorgi Baramidze, Vice-Premier, State Minister on European and Euro Atlantic Integration to Vienna
24-25 June, 2010- Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria to Georgia
"Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Austria on Bilateral Foreign Economic Relations".
Signed: Vienna, 26.05.1994
In force: 01.12.1997
"Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Austrian Federal Government".
Signed: Vienna, 15.12.1997
In force: 01.10.2001
"Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Austria for the Promotion and Protection of Investments."
In force: 01.03.2004
"Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Austria for the Avoidance of Double taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital."
In force: 1.03.2006
"Protocol on the Amendment of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Austrian Federal Government."
Signed: Vienna, 27.03.2006
In force: 01.10.2006
"Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Austria."
In force: On the day of signature - 19.03.1999
Bilateral Political Consultations
14 October, 2010- Tbilisi
Link: Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria: