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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

 

Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Estonia

 

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Georgia were established on 16 June 1992.

Since 1999, Zurab Marshania  Consul general  of Georgia to Republics of  Lithuania, Latvia  and Estonia was defending  rights of  citizens of Georgia.

In September, 2003 an Embassy to the Republics of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia has been opened. Mr. David Aptsiauri was appointed to the post of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

By the Decree N606 of the President of Georgia issued on 13 October 2006, an Embassy in the Republic of Estonia was established. , Mr. Zurab Marshania was appointed Chargée d'affaires at the Embassy.

Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic Estonia :

Ms. Tea Akhvlediani

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Georgia:

Mr. Priit Turk 

Fields of cooperation:

  • Estonian side expresses its readiness to  share its experience to Georgia in the field of European and Euro-Atlantic integration
  • Cooperation in inter-parliamentary, defense and border monitoring fields is intense. (In the Parliament of Estonia functions a group of Friends of Georgia.)
  • Cooperation within the framework of the multilateral organizations is significant. Estonian side always supports Georgia in the process of discussions on the issues that are important for Georgia.
  • Georgia is a priority country for Estonia. Development and Humanitarian Aid Projects financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia concentrate on areas, concerning establishment of good governance, development of modern educational system and sustainable democracy.
  • The Development and Humanitarian Aid Projects include: training Georgian national officials in the Estonian school of Diplomacy, supporting IDPs of Georgia in the villages of Shida Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti, organizing seminars on European Eastern Partnership and developing EU Georgia Mobility Partnership Project, training Georgian police and law enforcement officers in the Public Service of Estonia, consulting Georgia's national public radio-TV company (GTVR - Georgian TV and Radio) on the reforms, which aim to form a balanced media organization appropriate for a democratic society.
  • Such projects contribute to establishing institutions that are based on the principles pertaining to the rule of law and democracy. 

 

 

Trade turnover:

mln USD

years

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

Turnover

3.16

6.08

7.55

12.7

7.86

Export

1.23

0.88

2.77

3.7

1.94

Import

1.93

5.20

4.78

9

5.92

 

 

 

Visits to Estonia:

  • October, 2004---Visit of the President of Georgian Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili to Estonia;
  • June-July, 2005--- Visit of the Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia Gela Bezhuashvili to Estonia.
  • November 2005---Visit of the Chairman of Euro integration Affairs  committee
  • May, 2006---Visit of the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Giorgi Baramidze.
  • March 2007 - State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Issues Giorgi Baramidze visited Estonia.
  • March 2008 -  Visit of the Prime Minister Vladimir Gurgenidze to Estonia
  • October 2008 -  Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Eka Tkeshelashvili to Estonia
  • February 2009 - Visit of the Speaker of the Parliament David Bakradze to Estonia
  • March 2009 - Visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Giga Bokeria
  • January 2010 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to Estonia.
  • March 2012 - Visit of the Minister for  Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Gregory Vashadze
  • January 2013- Visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, H.E. Ms. Maia Panjikidze
  • September 2013 - Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia, H.E. Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili
  • January 2014 - Visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, H.E. Mr. David Usupashvili
  • April 2014 - Visit of the President of Georgia, H.E. Mr.Giorgi Margvelashvili
  • October 2014 - Visit of the Chief of the General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces ; G.M. Vakhtang Kapanadze

 

Visits to Georgia:

  • March 2-6, 2004--- Political consultations of the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia to Georgia;
  • May 26-27, 2004----Visit of the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Estonia headed by Marko Mihkelson;
  • June 10-11, 2004----Official visit of the Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland;
  • February, 2005---Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland addressed the international conference " South Caucasus in the 21st century: challenges and possibilities"
  • April, 2005---Visit of members of the EU Affairs Committee headed by Kristiina Ojuland;
  • November 22-23, 2005--- Visit of the president of Estonia Arnold Ruutel, communicated with arrangement to anniversary of "Rose Revolution";
  • December 16-20, 2005---Visit of the Chairman of the parliament of Estonia Ene Ergma;
  • February, 2006---Visit of the members of the Ministry of Defense headed by Laura Almani;
  • March 1, 2006----Visit of the delegation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia ( Meeting of the members of the Group of Friends of Georgia on the level of political directors);
  • March 7-8, 2006---Political consultations;
  • May 9-11, 2006----Visit of the president of Estonia Arnold Ruutel.
  • September 2007 - visit of the chairman of the Riigikogy Ene Ergma
  • October 2007 -  Defence Minister Jaak Aaviksoo
  • January 2008 - President Hendrik Ilves participated in the ceremony of President Mikheil Saakashvili assuming office
  • February 2008 - Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
  • August 2008 - President Toomas Hendrik Ilves relief trip to Georgia
  • August 2008 - Foreign Minister relief trip to Georgia
  • February 2009 - Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu headed by Sven Mikser
  • April 2009 - Former President Arnold Ruutel together with business delegation
  • June 2009 -  Foreign Minister Urmas Paet together with business delegation
  • November 2009 - Minister of Interior Marko Pomerants
  • November 2009 - Minister of Economic Affairs Juhan Parts together with business delegation
  • September 2010 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet
  • July 2011 - President of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Mr.Toomas Hendrik Ilves
  • January 2012 - President of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Ms. Ene Ergma
  • July 2013 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet
  • April 2014 - Political consultations 
  • December 2014 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, H.E. Ms. Keit Pentus-Rosimannus

Legal Base

Agreements In Force:

 

1.                  Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

In force since 19.05.1994

2.                  Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia on Bilateral Defence Related Co-Operation

In force since 27.04.2004

3.                  Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on Co-Operation and Mutual Assistance in the Field of Customs Affairs

In force since 12.07.2005

4.                  Memorandum of Understanding the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia concerning the Provision on Loan of A Civilian Defence Adviser

In force since 16.04.2005

5.                  Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on Co-operation in the fields of Culture, Education, Science, Youth and Sports

In force since 21.02.2005

6.                  Agreement between the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia and the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection

In force since 27.06.2006

7.                  Agreement between the Georgia and the Republic of Estonia on the Exchange and Protection of Classified Information

In force since 17.12.2007

8.                  Convention between Georgia and the Republic of Estonia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with the Respect on Income and on Capital

In force since 27.12.2007

9. Protocol Amending the Agreement between the Republic of Estonia  and Georgia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with the Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital

In force since 11.03.2011

10.               Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Estonia  and the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia on Scientific and Economic Cooperation in the field of Agriculture

In force since 21.01.2010

11.              Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Georgia and the Government  of the Republic of Estonia  on Co-operation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies

In force since 21.01.2010

12.              Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Republic of Estonia

In force since 13.09.2010

13.              Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government  of the Republic of Estonia on Co-operation in the field of Tourism

In force since 12.12.2013

14.              Protocol between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on the Implementation of the Agreement between Georgia and the European Union on the Readmission of Persons Residing without Authorisation

In force since 9.11.2012

15.                  Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia and the Ministry of Justice of Estonia

In force since 10.10.2011

16.              Protocol Amending the Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Estonia on the Exchange and Protection of Classified Information

In force since 11.06.2013

17.              Agreement on Border Cooperation between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Police and Border Guard Board of the Republic of Estonia

In force since 14.02.2012

18.              Programme on Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia for the years 2013-2016

 

In force since 26.07.2013

 
 


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