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Relations between Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Iran

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

 

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran were established on May 15, 1992.

 

Ambassadors of Georgia to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Giorgi Janjgava (16.04.2009-to date)

Levan Asatiani (06.09.2004 - 01.03.2009)

Jemshid Giunashvili (01.08.1994-16.01.2004)

 

Ambassadors of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Georgia

Majid Samadzade Saber - February 2010 - to date

Mojtaba Damirchilou- 11.07.2006- February 2010

Hossein Aminian Toosi- 2002-2006

Aboulfazl Khazaii Torshizi-1999-2002

Aqbar  Aminian -1996-1999

Feraidoun Haqbeen- 1993-1996

 

Fields of Cooperation

  • Regular  bilateral and multilateral  political dialogue;
  • Cooperation in the field of energy. It is important for Georgia to cooperate with Iran as  alternative supplier of energy;
  • Cooperation in the field of transport, it is very important for Georgia to diversify its transport infrastructure;
  • Iran is one of the important trade partners of Georgia. Intergovernmental Joint Economic Commission is functioning between the two countries;
  • Cooperation in the field of education and science;
  • Cooperation in the framework of International Organizations.

 

 

Trade turnover between Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran (2000 - 2010)

 

(thousand USD)

  

Year

Export

Import

Trade turnover

 

2000

6,801.5

5,879.8

12,681.3

 

2001

4,311.4

6,315.3

10,626.7

 

2002

3,316.4

8,096.8

11,413.2

 

2003

3,426.3

6,995.7

10,422.0

 

2004

4,500.7

15,157.9

19,658.6

 

2005

4,681.2

25,999.8

30,681.0

 

2006

2,699.4

40,301.8

43,001.2

 

2007

6,050.0

51,732.9

57,782.9

 

2008

10,060.0

52,080.0

62,140.0

 

2009

6,425.8

 29,895.0

36,320.8

 

 

2010 January-July

3,841.9

25,156.0

28,997.9

               

 

Important Visits

 

From Georgia:

 

 January 18, 2010 - Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Gregory Vashadze to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

March 2-7, 2009 - Visit of the Minister of Reintegration of Georgia Temur Iakobashvili to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

March 1-4, 2009 - Visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Nalbandov to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

October 28-29, 2008 - Visit of the Chairman of Friendship Group with Iran in Georgian Parlament Nugzar Tsiklauri to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

March 4-5, 2007 - Visit of the Minister of Energy of Georgia Nika Gilauri to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

October 22 -23, 2006 - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Gela Bezhuashvili and Minister of Energy of Georgia  Nikoloz Gilauri to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

October 20-21, 2006 - Visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nikoloz Natbiladze to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

September 19, 2006 - Meeting between the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the framework of Annual Session of the General Assembly of UN.

January 26-27, 2006 - Visit of the Minister of Energy of Georgia Nika Gilauri to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

January 20-22, 2006 - Visit of the Minister of Energy of Georgia Nika Gilauri to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

July 6-9, 2004 - Visit of President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to the Islamic Republic of Iran;

May 2001 - Visit of the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia his Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II to the Islamic Republic of Iran; 

April 19-20, 2001 - Visit of Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Zurab Zhvania to the Islamic Republic of Iran

2000 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Irakli Menagarishvili to the Islamic Republic of Iran

1998- Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Irakli Menagarishvili to the Islamic Republic of Iran

1996- Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Irakli Menagarishvili to the Islamic Republic of Iran

1993- Visit of Head of State Eduard Shevardnadze to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

From the Islamic Republic of Iran:

 

May 19-22, 2010 - Visit of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Ramin Mehmanparast to Georgia;

January 20, 2008 - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki to Georgia;

September 17, 2008 - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki to Georgia;

December 12, 2007 - Visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Mehdi Safari to Georgia;

May 18-19, 2007 - Visit of the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Mehdi Mostafavi to Georgia;

August 14-16, 2006 - Visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Mehdi Safari to Georgia;

April 25-26, 2005 - Visit of the first Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohamed Reza Arefi to Georgia;

April 29-30, 2003 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kamal Kharrazi to Georgia

June, 2001 - Visit of Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani to Georgia;

March, 1996 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of IranAli Aqbar Velayati; to Georgia

April, 1995 - Visit of President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Aqbar hashemi Rafsanjani.

Legal Framework

 Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed 47 bilateral documents, among them:

  • Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Government of the Republic of Georgia;
  • Agreement on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of Georgia and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
  • Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the Avoidance of double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital;
  • Agreed Minutes on Economic, Trade, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Republic of Georgia and the Islamic Republic of Iran;
  • Agreement on Trade Cooperation between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

 

Link:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran: http://www.mfa.gov.ir

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