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As of 1 January 2013 Embassy of Romania in Tbilisi is acting as NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Georgia. Previously, Romania implemented NATO CPE mandates in the Republic of Moldova (2006-2009) and Azerbaijan (2009-2016). During its first CPE manadate in Georgia (2013-2014 years), the Romanian Embassy deepened its cooperation with NATO Liaison Office in Georgia (NLO) and NATO Public Diplomacy Division (PDD), as well as the State Office of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic integration,  the Information Center on EU and NATO unde State Office  and other public institutions in organizing various public diplomacy events and disseminating information on NATO to Georgian society, according to NATO-Georgia agenda. 

As result of the decision taken by Allied Nations in 2014, The Embassy of Romania in Tbilisi was offered the possibility to continue acting as NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) in Georgia within its second CPE mandate (2015-2016 years). 

 

NATO CPE Public Diplomacy activities in Georgia (2013-2014 and 2015-2016 mandates):

 

  • Successful completion of the projects funded by Romanian Embassy for informing Armenian and Azerbaijanian communities in Georgia

The Embassy of Romania in Tbilisi, in capacity of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Georgia (CPE), had support financially two NATO public diplomacy projects for better information of the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities in Georgia. The projects have been implemented by Akhalkalaki Information Center and Marneuli Youth Center, in close cooperation with the Information Center on the EU and NATO from Georgia. The project, implemented by the Marneuli Youth Center, had concluded on 14 January 2015 by awarding the winners of interschool debate on NATO-Georgia topics and the most active participants from Kvemo-Kartli region. 

 
  • Romanian participation in a conference on the decisions of the NATO Wales summit regarding the South Caucasus and Black Sea Region 
On 30 September 2014, the conference entitled “South Caucasus and the Black Sea Region after NATO Wales Summit”  took place at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania to Georgia as NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE).  The event was organised by GFSIS and the Georgian Institute of Public Administration (GIPA). The adviser to the President of Romania for Strategic Affairs and International Security Iulian Chifu addressed the audience as one of the key-speakers of the conference. 

 

  • Summer seminar on NATO for Georgian Journalists

On 7-8 July 2014, in Tbilisi took place the fifth edition of the summer workshop for journalists on the topic: "NATO Policies and Agenda". The key-speakers: Alex Petriaşvili, State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the Romanian Ambassador to Georgia Dumitru Badea, Jamie Shea and Radoslava Stefanova (through video-conference), Despina Afentouli and Kristianos Meszaros from NATO PDD and PASP, as well as CPE diplomat, representatives of the NATO Liaison Office and Information Center on NATO and EU presented visions on NATO current policy and on NATO-Georgia current cooperation and prospective relationship.

 

  • Open Day at the Embassy of Romania

On 14 April 2014 the Embassy of Romania to Georgia hosted students of different universities within the “Embassy’s Open Day” event, organized jointly with the Information Centre on NATO and EU from Georgia. Participants expressed interest in NATO-Georgia and Romania-Georgia relation

 

  • General Director of Strategic Affairs of Romania spoke at an International conference in Tbilisi devoted to NATO enlargement

On 7 April 2014, in Tbilisi took place a Flagship ceremony dedicated to celebration of the anniversaries of NATO enlargement in 1999, 2004 and 2009 years, followed by an International Conference entitled  “The Road to NATO: Sharing Integration and Membership Experience”. The event was organized within the framework of the NATO week in Georgia, with participation of the government officials of Georgia, members of the Parliament, experts and officials from the Allied Nations that joined NATO during previous three enlargements, as well as diplomats, academicians, journalists and representatives of NGO’s. 

Mr. Adrian Gabriel Davidoiu, General Director of the Department for Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania presented a speech on Romanian profile in NATO and lessons learned as full-fledge member of the Alliance, focussing among other on the beneffits of NATO's "Open Doors" Policy and on the importance to continue the enlargement policy by the Alliance. 

 

  • Public Lecture on “Lessons Learned after 10 years of Romanian Accession to NATO”

On April 8, 2014, the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania as NATO CPE in Georgia organized a Public Lecture on the topic: “Lessons learned after 10 years of Romania’s accession to NATO and 20 years of Partnership for Peace”. 
Mr. Adrian Gabriel Davidoiu,   Director General of the Department for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania presented a key-address on Romanian profile in NATO and lessons learned as full-fledge member of the Alliance. Interesting speeches on the topic presented William Lahue, Head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, NATO Liaison Officer for South Caucasus and Tornike Parulava, Deputy Director of the Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department, MFA Georgia.

 

  • Lecture delivered by the Ambassador of Romania at the State University of Tbilisi

On 19 February 2014, the Ambassador of Romania to Georgia delivered a public lecture at Tbilisi State University (TSU) on the topic: "NATO - Georgia Relationship: the political dimension of cooperation and public diplomacy". The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Zurab Davitashvili, dean of the International Relations Department and by Konstantin Şubitidze, chairman of the NGO “Young Diplomats Club”.

 

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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.