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Relations between Georgia and the State of Israel

 

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Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations with Georgia were established on June, 1, 1992.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the State of Israel

Vakhtang Jaoshvili (18.12.2008-up to date)
Lasha Zhvania (15.03.2005-06.2008)
Revaz Gachechiladze (15.02.1998-19.02.2004)

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Georgia

Itzhak Gerberg (08.2008-up to date)
Shabtay Tsur (18.01.05-08.2008)
Rivka Cohen, 03.09.01-18.01.05
Ehud Eitam, 24.04.98-03.09.01
Lily Hahamy 1996-24.04.98
Baruch Ben-Neria 26.06.93-1996

Fields of Cooperation

• Regular bilateral and multilateral political dialogue.
• Cooperation between legislative authorities. Parliamentary Groups of Friendship have been established in both countries.
• Cooperation in the fields of Culture and Education:
- Protection of Georgian cultural heritage in Israel;
- Georgian language TV and Radio Broadcasting in Israel;
- Training of Georgian specialists in the courses organized by "Mashav"- Center for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

Economic Cooperation

Main directions of cooperation for the promotion of trade and economic relations:
• Attraction of Israeli Capital
• Trade promotion
• Introduction of tourism capabilities of Georgia.



Trade Turnover 2000 - 2010 (thousand US Dollar)


Year

Export

Import

2000

530,1

2038,8

2001

537,7

802,8

2002

778,4

1.295,9

2003

957,4

1.747,7

2004

1.449,9

4.922,8

2005

1.011,0

9.659,4

2006

2.337,2

22.311,6

2007

13.700

37.800

2008

3,03

39,58

2009

1635.0

69893.4

2010

3047.7

8239.3


Visits of High Level
From Georgian Side:
October, 17-20, 2010 - visit of Minister of Economic and Sustainable Development, Vera Kobalia;
August, 17-20, 2010 - Visit of Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Ramaz Nikolaishvili;
June 14-19, 2009 - visit of Prime Minister of Georgia Mr Nika Gilauri.
March 7-9, 2010 - visit of Minister of Agriculture of Georgia Mr. Bakur Kvezereli
May 9-13, 2010 - visit of Minister of Economic Development of Georgia Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

November, 15-19, 2009 - Visit of the First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Elizabeth Roelofs;
June, 7-10, 2009 - visit of Minister of Economic Development, Lasha Jvania;
May, 5-7, 2009 - Georgian Delegation to "Agritech 2009' led by Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Bakur Kvezereli;
May, 14-15, 2008, Visit of the President of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili to the State of Israel

October, 22-24, 2007, Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mr. Gela Bezhuashvili to the State of Israel

31 October- 1 November 2006, Working visit of the President of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili to the State of Israel

July, 28-29, 2004, State visit of the President of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili to the State of Israel;

October, 26-29, 2003, Official Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mr. Irakli Menagarishvili to the State of Israel;

June, 23-27, 2003, Official Visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Mrs. Nino Burjanadze to the State of Israel;

January, 20-23, 2003, Official visit of the State Minister of Georgia Mr. Avtandil Jorbenadze to the State of Israel;

January, 5-7, 2000, Visit of the President of Georgia Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze to the State of Israel;

29 November-4 December 1998, Official visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Mr. Zurab Zhvania to State Israel;

January, 13-14, 1998, Working visit of the President of Georgia Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze to the State of Israel;

June, 17-19, 1995, Official visit of the Head of State Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze to the State of Israel.


From Israel:
October, 10-14, 2010 - Visit of Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov;
September, 6-7, 2010 - Visit of Minister of Absorption, Sofa Landover;

January, 25-26, 2001, Official visit of President of the State of Israel Mr. Moshe Katsav to Georgia;

March, 22, 1999, Working visit of the Primer Minister of the State of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ariel Sharon to Georgia;

September, 7-11, 1998, Official visit of the Vice Primer Minister and the Minister of Tourism of the State of Israel Moshe Katsav to Georgia.

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