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Relations between Georgia and Republic of Armenia

 

Armenia

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Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Republic of Armenia were established on 17 July 1992.

 

Georgian Ambassadors to Republic of Armenia:

Grigol Baramidze          (14.05.1995 - 20.02.1998);

Nikoloz Nikolozishvili     (20.02.1998 - 19.02.2004);

Revaz Gachechiladze     (01.02.2005 -26.02.09);

Grigor Tabatadze        (15.07.2009 - 01.07.2010);

Tengiz Sharmanashvili (01.01.2011- to date).

 

 

Armenian Ambassadors to Georgia:

Levon Khachatryan       (30.01.96 - 13.07.98);

George Khosroev          (13.07.98 - 01.11.05);

Hrach Silvanyan           (01.12.05  - 26.02.11);

Hovhannes Manoukian (11.04.11- to date). 

 

Fields of Cooperation

Regular political dialogue in bilateral and multilateral format (Republic of Armenia is identified as a partner country in National Security Concept of Georgia).

Cooperation in the spheres of trade, transport, energy, communication, tourism, etc.

Bilateral economic cooperation between Georgia and Armenia are basically centred on the fields of energy and transport. By the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Georgia, Armenia and Iran, an agreement was reached on transmission of electric power from Iran to Georgia through Armenia and insuring the operation of Georgian and Armenian energy systems in parallel regime. Georgia and Armenia cooperate in constructing high voltage transmission facilities and thermo electric power stations.

Of great importance is cooperation in the sphere of tourism. Development of tourism is largely due to new transport routes put into operation.

Economic cooperation between the two countries is mainly in the field of trade. Basic Georgian imports from Armenia include steel constructions, coffee, cement. Basic Georgian exports to Armenia include mineral and fizzy waters, foodstuffs, wheat, mineral and chemical fertilizers, cosmetics, perfume.

Regional cooperation between Georgia and Armenia is also very important.

  

Trade flow in 1999 - 2010 (thousand USD):

Year

Export

Import

Turnover

2000

13,6

13,5

27,1

2001

12,5

10,0

22,5

2002

20,1

9,3

29,4

2003

30,8

11,2

42

2004

54,4

26,2

80,6

2005

39,9

39,3

79,2

2006

73,6

40,3

113,9

2007

110,8

59,5

170,3

2008

124,9

71,5

196,4

2009

88,8

41,4

130,2

2010

160,2

45,6

205,8

2011 (January-April)

68,87

13,08

81,95

 

Investment  

 Year

Total volume of direct investments from Armenia (mln USD)

2000

0

2001

0

2002

0

2003

0,25

2004

0,28

2005

0,39

2006

1,03

2007

0

2008

0

2009

0

2010

0

 

 Important Visits

From Georgia:

2004

12-13 March- Working visit of the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to the Republic of Armenia.

21-22 July - Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili to the Republic of Armenia.

2005

11-12 March -Working visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Zurab Noghaideli to the Republic of Armenia.

29-30 September- Working visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli to the Republic of Armenia.

2006

16-17January - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Gela Bezhuashvili to the Republic of Armenia.

2007

22-23 March - visit of the the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gela Bezhuashvili to the Republic of Armenia

15-16 October -  Working visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Zurab Noghaideli to the Republic of Armenia.

2009

24 February - Official visit of the Speaker of Parliament of Georgia Davit Bakradze to the Republic of Armenia.

20-21February - Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze to the Republic of Armenia.

24-25 June  - Official visit of the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to the Republic of Armenia.

4-5 September   -   Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze to the Republic of Armenia.

2010

26 January - Working visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri to the Republic of Armenia.

4 October - Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze to the Republic of Armenia.

2011

22-23 January - Official visit of the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to the Republic of Armenia.

16 February - Visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri to the Republic of Armenia.

26 April - Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze to the Republic of Armenia.

 

From the Republic of Armenia:

2004

21-24 October- Visit of President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharian to Georgia.

26-27 July - Visit of Prime-Minister Andranik Margaryan to Georgia.

2005

1-2 June - Working visit of Prime-Minister, Andranik Margaryan to Georgia.

28-30 April - Official visit of Chairman of the National Assembly Artur Bagdasarian to Georgia.

2006

27-28 June - Working visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Vardan Oskanian to Georgia.

15-16 September - Visit of the President Robert Kocharyan to Georgia.

2007 

26-28 Jule -  Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affaris Vartan Oskanian to Georgia.

2008

30 September-1 October - Official visit of the President Serzh Sargsyan to Georgia.

9 December-Working visit of the Premier-Minister Tigran Sargsyan to Georgia.

12-13 Seqtember - Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandian to Georgia.

2009 

7-8 June - Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandian to Georgia.

2010 

14 June - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandian to Georgia.

2011

29 June - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Nalbandian to Georgia.

 

Legal  Framework

Along with diplomatic relations, Georgia and the Republic of Armenia have begun to establish a legal framework for co-operation. To date, Georgia and the Republic of Armenia have ratified about 51 agreements.

Link

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia    www.armeniaforeignministry.am

 

 

 


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