Chronology of Diplomatic Relations
Diplomatic relations with Georgia were established on June 10, 1992
Ambassadors of Georgia to Switzerland
In the years 1997-2012 the Georgian Embassy to Switzerland was located in Geneva.
In April 2012, the Georgian Embassy was opened in Bern.
1997 – 2003- Amiran Kavadze
2003 – 2005- Aleksandre Chikvaidze
2006 – 2007- Levan Mikeladze
2008 – 2011- Giorgi Gorgiladze
04.03.2011 - 15.03.2012- Zurab Chiaberashvili
20.10.2012- to date- Irakli Kurashvili
Ambassadors of Switzerland to Georgia
2001 -2006- Stefan Speck
2006 – 2010- Lorenzo Amberg
2010 - to date- Guenther Baechler
Fields of Cooperation
The Cooperation between the Georgian and Swiss sides is intensifying very actively. The sides successfully cooperate in the field of Development Cooperation. The Georgian side is grateful for technical cooperation and humanitarian assistance implemented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The following core projects are currently implemented in Georgia: Rural Development in Samtske-Javakheti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Social Housing in a supportive environment in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Gori, Zugdidi and Batumi, Rural Tourism and Development, Disaster Risk reduction in the municipalities of Tsageri and Lentekhi.
In 2009, upon the Agreement reached between the Georgian, Swiss and Russian sides, the Swiss side assumed the function of mediator in bilateral relations with Russia and represents Georgia’s interests in the Russian Federation.
Trade Turnover (mln. USD)
High level visits from Georgia:
January- Prime-Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Garibashvili participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos;
March- Working Visit of Mr. Shalva Pipia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia
June- Working Visit of Ms. Maia Panjikidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
October- Official Visit of Mr. David Usupashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
May- visit of Mr. Guram Odisharia, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection to Geneva;
23-25 January- Prime-Minister of Georgia Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos;
23-25 January – Georgian Foreign Minister Ms. Maia Panjikidze visited Davos;
23-25 January – visit of Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia was held in in Davos.
11-14 September - visit of Georgian Foreign Ms. Minister Maia Panjikidze
January- Prime-Minister of Georgia Mr. Nika Gilauri participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos;
June- Ms. Vera Kobalia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development participated in the EFTA-Ministerial meeting held in Gstad.
January- Mr. Dimitri Shashkin, Minister of Education and Science visited Bern;
February- Mr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development visited Bern;
8-8 March- Mr. Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Bern and Geneva.
15-16 June- Visit of Mr. Nika Gilauri, the Prime Minister of Georgia tin Bern;
19-21 June- Visit of Mr. David Bakradze, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia to Geneva;
22-23 October- President Mr. Mikhail Saakashvili participated in the Summit of Frankophonie held in Montreaux.
14 December- Visit of Mr. Grigol Vashadze, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
High level visits from Switzerland:
June- Official Visit of Mr. Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
July- Working Visit of Mr. Filippo Lombardi, Senator, Head of the Swiss-Georgian friendship group at the Swiss Federal Parliament
29 May – Visit of Federal President, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Micheline Calmy-Rey.
31 October- - Visit of Federal President, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Micheline Calmy-Rey.
16 January - Visit of Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Micheline Calmy-Rey.
Bilateral Political Consultations:
Political Consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and Switzerland are held regularly.
Embassy of Georgia to Switzerland
Tel + 41 31 351-58-55
Fax + 41 31 351-58-62
Embassy of the Swiss Confederation to Georgia
Krtsanisi Str. 11, 0114,Tbilisi
Tel: +995 32 275 30 01/02
Embassy of Switzerland to Georgia- http://www.eda.admin.ch/tbilisi
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation- www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home.html
Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation-http://www.swiss-cooperation.admin.ch/southerncaucasus