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Relations between Georgia and Bulgaria

 

Bulgaria

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Bulgaria were established on 5 June 1992.

 

Ambassadors of Georgia to Bulgaria:

Zurab Beridze (5 december 2013 - to date)

Irina Iashagashvili-Burduli - charges d'affaires (March - December 2013)

Levan Metreveli (October, 2012 - March, 2013)

Mikheil Ukleba (May, 2008- July, 2012)

Teimuraz Sharashenize (2004-2008)

 

 

Ambassador of Bulgaria to Georgia:

Plamen Lubomirov Bonchev (May, 2012 - to date);

Branimir Radev (January 2007 - 2012;

 

 

Fields of Cooperation 

Regular bilateral and multilateral political dialogues;

Georgia appreciates the cooperation with Bulgaria in the military -technical sphere and is especially interested in Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic integration experience;

Cooperation in the field of transport and communications is of essential importance to the two countries;

Georgia is interested in developing cooperation in the sector of agriculture and food production and expanding trade relations with Bulgaria;

Particular importance is attached to development of close cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.

Georgia-Bulgaria Trade Turnover

    (Mln. USD)  

Years

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

 

2009

 

2010

6 Months

Turnover

18,18

54,43

115,13

177,85

243,41

231,1

235,1

114.04

Increase %

-

199,4

111,5

54,5

36,9

-5,1

1,7

-31.65

Export

0,22

15,55

42,85

62,31

59,36

108,2

82,3

39.36

Increase %

-

6968,2

175,6

45,4

-4,7

82,3

-29,3

-28.40

Import

17,96

38,88

72,28

115,54

184,05

122,9

152,8

74.68

 

Important Visits

From Georgia:

1995  - Official visit of President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze to Bulgaria;

1997  - Official visit of President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze to Bulgaria;

2002 - Visit of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Merab Antadze to Bulgaria - political consultation between the sides;

2004 - Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili to Bulgaria;

2006  - Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Gela Bezhuashvili to Bulgaria;

2007 - Visit of Chairman of Georgian Parliament, Mss. Nino Burjanadze to Bulgaria;

2009 - Visit of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mr. Giga Bokeria to Bulgaria;

24-25 April, 2009 - Visit of President of Georgia, Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili to Bulgaria;

26 July, 2010 - Visit of the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Mr. Kakha Baindurashvili to Bulgaria.

 

From  Bulgaria:

1997  - Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairsof Bulgaria, Nadejda Michaeilova to Georgia;

1998  - Official visit of President of Bulgaria, Peter Stoyanov to Georgia;

2004 - Visit of  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Solomon Passi to Tbilisi for inauguration day of President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili;

2004 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Solomon Passi to Georgia in the capacity of  OSCE Chairman-in-Office to Georgia;

2007 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Vice Premier-Minister, Ivalio Kalfini to Georgia;

16 November, 2007 - Visit of Premier-Minister of Bulgaria, Mr. Sergei Stanishev to Georgia;

14 - 16 August, 2008 - Visit of Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Milen keremedchiev to Georgia;

19-20 February, 2009 - Visit of Delegation of Bulgaria to Georgia in the framework of Bulgarian joint Governmental economic commission;

14 January, 2010 - Visit of Bulgarian Minister of Economic, Energy and Tourism, Traicho Traikov to Batumi.

 

Legal Base: 

 "Agreement between Republic of Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria on Friendship and Cooperation". In force: 08.11.1997;

 "Agreement between Republic of Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters". In force: 06.06.1996;

 "Agreement between Republic of Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria on Mutual Assistance in Civil Matters". In force: 06.06.1996;

 "Agreement between the Government of Republic of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the field of Culture, Science and Education". In force: 21.06.1995;

 "Agreement between The Government of  Republic of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on International Carriage  of Passengers and Goods". In force: 06.06. 1996;

 "Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on the Air Service". In force: 06.09.1995;

 "Agreement between Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria on Merchant Shipping". In force: 18.07.1996;

 "Agreement between The Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria on Trade-Economic, Scientific-Technical Cooperation in the Field of  Food.  In force: 19.01.1995;

  "Agreement between The  Government of  Republic of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Mutual on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments In force: 06.08.1999;

 "Agreement between The Government of Republic of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Trade and Economic Cooperation". In force: 07.05.1996;

 " Protocol on Cooperation between The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Georgia and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria". In force: 05.05.1994;

 "Agreement between The Science Academy of Georgia and The Science Academy of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the field of Science". In force: 15.12.1997;

  "Protocol on Cooperation between The Ministry of Transport of Georgia and The Ministry of  Transport of The Republic of Bulgaria about "European corridor 8 - Traseca " of Realization of Transcontinental Union". In force: 15.12.1997;

 "Agreement between The  Government of  Republic of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria in the field of Standardization, Metrology and Certification In force: 15.12.1997;

 " Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in The field of Tourism". In force: 08.09.1998;

   " Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in The field of Statistics". In force: 08.09.1998;

 "Consular Convention between Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria". In force: 26.12.1998;

 "Convention between Georgia and The Republic of Bulgaria for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and The Prevention of Fiscal Evasion". In force: 01.07.1999;

  "Agreement on cooperation between The Ministry of  defense of Georgia and The Ministry of defense of Republic of Bulgaria". In force: 21.09.1999;

 "Agreement on cooperation between The Executive  Authority of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria in The Field of Boarder Matters". In force: 13.04.1999;

 "Protocol between National Department of State Boarder of Georgia and The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in Search and Operational Activities  on International Roads  In force: 13.04.1999;

  "Protocol between National Department of State Boarder Defense of Georgia  and The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria State Border on Exchange of Information concerning the Situation on International Roads and National Borders of Bulgaria and Georgia In force: 13.04.1999;

  "Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on Readmission and Transit of Persons Residing without Authorization". In force: 14.03.2003;

 "Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria in the field of Mutual Travel of Citizens". In force: 24.07.2002;

  "Agreement between The Government of Georgia and The Government of Republic of Bulgaria on Cooperation in the Field of Postal and Electronic Communication and Information Technologies" In force: 27.04.2010

"Protocol of cooperation Chief Directorate Border Police within Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Interior Border Police of Georgia for 2009-2010 years.: In force: 19.06.2009;

"Program on Cultural Cooperation between The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia for the period 2010-2012." In force 4.10.10

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