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RO-GE flags Romania and Georgia develops excellent politic-diplomatic relations, characterized by a high level, substantial and regular political dialogue, as well as a big potential of bilateral cooperation in economic, energy, transport, etc. fields.

Romania was the first country in the world to recognize the restoration of Georgia's independence; on 27 August 1991 the Romanian Government welcomed the "Declaration of the Parliament of Georgia on the restoration of state independence" and expressed willingness to develop friendly relations and cooperation with Georgia, based on the UN Charter and international law.

On 25 June 2012, Romania and Georgia marked 20 years since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations. On this outstanding occasion, the exchange of messages at the level of the leadership of each of the two countries and at the level of Foreign Ministers reconfirmed the excellent relations between the two neighboring countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia issued special statements assessing the current level and perspectives of the relationship and cooperation between the two countries.

 

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

On 18th February 1921 the Romanian Kingdom had recognized the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The diplomatic relations between Romania and Georgia were established on 25 June 1992, the Embassy of Romania in Tbilisi being inaugurated on 25 February 1998. 

 

Ambassadors of Romania to Georgia:

H.E. Mr. Constantin Garbea - ( 6.08.1999 - 24.07.2006);

H.E. Mr. Dan Mihai Barliba - (form 24.07.2006 - 2012);

H.E. Mr.  Dumitru Badea (06.04.2012 – present);

 

Ambassadors of Georgia to Romania:

H.E. Mr. Grigol Katamadze, with residence in Kiev (31.10.2000 - 15.07.2004);

H.E. Mr. Zurab Beridze (06.10.2004 – 2008);

H.E. Mr. Levan Metreveli (from 01.08.2008 - 2012);

H.E. Mr. Ilia Giorgadze (April 2012 – present);

 

   Main fields of cooperation:

  • Developing bilateral and multilateral political dialogues through regular visits of high-ranking officials from both countries;
  • Romania is supporting Georgia's European integration. On 3 July 2014, the Romanian Senate, in its extraordinary session, unanimously approved the Law on the ratification of the  Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Agreement on Free Trade with the European Union. Romania was the first EU member state to ratify the agreement signed by the Georgian Prime Minister in Brussels on June 27, 2014
  • Romania is supporting Georgian Euro-Atlantic aspirations, inclding by granting MAP and further accession to NATO. During 2013-2014 years, Romania performs as NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Georgia, implementing a set of public diplomacy activities within annual Actions Plans. 
  • Deepening of cooperation in the field of defence and security. Constant dialogue and visits between high-ranking officials from both countries take place.
  • Reinforcement of economic cooperation between Georgia and Romania, including in the field of transport, is of paramount importance for Georgia as a transit country in South Caucasus. In this regard, Romania and Georgia work closely for making functional the Batumi-Constanta maritime freight route and promoting implementation of the Black Sea-Caspian Sea Transport Corridor. Georgia is the main trading partner of Romania in the South Caucasus; in 2013 Romania on the 10th place among Georgia's trading partners, ranking the 7th place in the Georgian imports.
  • On energy dimension, countries are working to materialize the AGRI (Azerbaijan- Georgia-Romania-Hungary Interconnector) project. For the realization of the AGRI project, is envisaged construction of two terminals for liquefied natural gas - one in Georgia, another in Romania. The above-mentioned project will strengthen Georgia’s role as a transit country and will ensure energy security of entire Europe.
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  • The Embassy of Romania to Georgia express its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the deadly gas explosion in Tbilisi that occurred on January 16 and its full sympathy for the people affected by this tragic event. We hope the injured persons will be able to overcome this difficult time as soon as possible.