Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

 

Relations between Georgia and Republic of Armenia

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 - 27.02.2009);

Gregori Tabatadze        (01.07.2009-06.06.2010).

TENGIZ SHARMANASHVILI (03.03.2011-Till now)

Armenian Ambassadors to Georgia:

Levon Khachatryan       (30.01.96 - 13.07.98);

George Khosroev          (13.07.98 - 01.11.05);

Hrach Silvanyan           (01.11.05 - 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 products of chemical industry, electric power, steel pipes and other steel constructions, coffee, mineral and fizzy waters, cement. Basic Georgian exports to Armenia include foodstuffs, wheat, oil and oil products, mineral and chemical fertilizers.

Regional cooperation between Georgia and Armenia is also very important. Two countries actively cooperate in such regional forum as the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).           

Trade flow in 1999 - 2006 (thousand USD):

Year

Export

Import

2000

13,653.1

13,529.6

2001

12,508.3

10,030.0

2002

20,142.2

9,302.4

2003

30,761.6

11,198.6

2004

54,455.4

26,229.0

2005

39,928.2

39,294.1  

2006

73,6205

40,3412

Investment

 

 Year

Total volume of direct investments from Armenia (USD)

2000

0

2001

0

2002

0

2003

249,8

2004

276,6

2005

395,5

2006 (I,II,III    quarter)

16 3

 

Important Visits

From Georgia:

12-13 March 2004 - Working visit of President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.

21-22 July  2004 - Working visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Salome Zourabichvili.

11-12 March 2005 - Working visit of Prime-Minister Zurab Noghaideli.

29-30 September 2005 - Working visit of Prime-Minister Zurab Nogaideli.

16-17 January 2006 - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Gela Bezhuashvili.

From the Republic of Armenia:

 21-24 October 2004 - Visit of President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharian.

26-27 July 2004 - Visit of Prime-Minister Andranik Margaryan.

1-2 June 2005 - Working visit of Prime-Minister, Andranik Margaryan.

28-30 April  2005 -   Official visit of Chairman of the National Assembly Artur Bagdasarian.

27-28 June  2006 - Working visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Vardan Oskanian.

 

Legal  Framework

Along with diplomatic relations, Georgia and the Republic of Armenia have begun to establish a legal framework for co-operation. To date, the Republic of Armenia and Georgia have concluded about 88 agreements, including:

Link

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia     http://www.armeniaforeignministry.am/

 

 
 
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