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Bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Canada were established on July 23, 1992.


In May 2011 Goeriga opened  its Embassy in Ottawa.

 

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Canada

H.E.Levan Metreveli (2011-  2012)

H.E. Alexander Latsabidze (November 8, 2012-2017 March).

 H.E.Konstantine Kavtaradze (June 7,2017- present)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Georgia

(with residence in Ankara, Turkey)

H.E. Chris Cooter (present)

 

Honorary Consul of Canada in Tbilisi Mr.Clifford Isaak

 

Fields of Cooperation

Canada has traditionally been a good friend and partner of Georgia in democratic development.

Georgia attaches great importance to the cooperation and development of relations with Canada - a member of NATO, G8, and a country whose foreign policy priority is the development of democracy worldwide. Georgia and Canada actively cooperate within the framework of International Organizations (UN, OSCE). Canada supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and its integration into North Atlantic Alliance. Political consultations between Georgia and Canada have been held on the regular bases since 2009.

 

 Trade Turnover in 2009-2014 (US dollars)

 

 

Year

Import

Export

2009

14,148.5

117,224.1

2010

18,32.0

118,736.0

2011

14,991.5

114,793.8

2012

19,096.5

104,579.7

2013

19,892.8

81,361.2

2014

12,033

47,746

 

 

 Assistance Programs

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has been a significant donor for years. CIDA's 2003-2004 disbursements for projects and initiatives in Georgia constituted 4,38 Mln dollars, in 2006-2007 - 1,9 Mln dollars, and in 2007-2008 - 2,44 Mln dollars.

3 mln CND were allocated by the Canadian Government through CIDA in order to assist victims of the August war in Georgia.

Important Visits

From Georgia:

February 14-20, 2007 - Visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Ms. Nino Burjanadze ;

March 22-23, 2010- Visit of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mr. Dimitri Shashkin ;

July 26-30,2010- Visit of the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Mr.Bakur Kvezereli to Canada(GOURMET FOOD & WINE EXPO)

October 17-18,2011,-Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr.Nika Gilauri 

November 17-20 ,2011-Visit of the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Mr.Zaza Gorozia (GOURMET FOOD & WINE EXPO,Toronto)

April 17-20,2013- Official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ms.Maia Panjikidze 

May 12-13, 2014- Visit of the First Deputy State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Mr.David Dondua 

February 15-21,2015-Visit of  the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia,Mr.Levan kipiani  

April 12-17,2015- Visit of Mr.Archil Khabadze , Chairman of the Government of  the Autonomous Republic of Ajara 

July 9-11,2015- Visit of Mr.David Bakradze ,State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration  

From Canada:

November 13-15, 2002 - Visit of Secretary of State of Canada for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East Gar Knutson to Georgia;

August 31, 2008 - Visit of The Honorable Helena Guergis, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Trade to Georgia.

High Level meetings:

President Saakashvili met with Prime Minister Harper  on the margins of the NATO Summit in Lisbon in November 2010.

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze met with  the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, on the margins of the Community of Democracies meeting in Poland in early July 2010.

The Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Nika Gilauri During his visit to Ottawa, in October 2011, met with the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, the Speaker of the House of Commons Hon. A.Scheer and Speaker of the Canadian Senate Hon. N.Kinsella in October 2011.

 

Legal Framework :

Declaration on Friendship and Cooperation between the Government of Georgia and the Government of Canada (Ottawa,March 10, 1994)

Agreement:

Arrangement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of Canada for the employment of dependents of members of diplomatic missions and consular posts.

 

 
 

Kavtaradze

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