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Relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations
 
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and of Belgium were established on June 5, 1992.
Diplomatic mission of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium was opened in 1993.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium 

  • Natali Sabanadze  2013 - to date
  • Salome Samadashvili  2005-2013
  • Konstantine Zaldastanishvili  2000-2005
  • Zurab Abashidze  1994-2000

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to Georgia with residence in Azerbaijan (since 2012)

  • H.E. Schoofs Bert  2016 - to date
  • H.E. Carine Petit   2013-2016
  • H.E. Luc Truyens  2012-2013

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to Georgia with residence in Brussels (until  2012 Ambassador of Belgium to Georgia was with residence in Brussels)

  • H.E. Stéphane De Loecker  2010-2012
  • H.E. Charles Ghislain  2007-2010
  • H.E. Danielle del Marmol  2004-2006

Fields of Cooperation

Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium enjoy close relations. The dynamic of bilateral relations between the both countries is strong. It’s noteworthy that after 10 year gap bilateral political consultations between the governments were held. Besides, in 2018 Belgian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Mr. Didier Reynders, visited Georgia.

Cooperation within the international organizations is very dynamic. Belgium supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Friendship Groups are functioning at the Parliaments of Belgium and Georgia. Legal base consists of 5 agreements that provide the capacity to develop the cooperation in the fields of economy, tourism and transport.

Belgian side emphasizes its desire to develop bilateral trade, economic and political relations. Between 2015-2017 Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency representatives visited Georgia.

It is noteworthy, that since 2011 the Chamber of Commerce of Benelux-Georgia has been functioning.

The cooperation is also active in the fields of education, science and culture and steps are taken towards increasing the awareness on Georgia and the Georgian culture across Belgium. This partnership is bolstered by multiple events as well as the implemented and ongoing projects (exhibitions, concerts, public seminars etc.). It is worth mentioning that on June 5, 2018 a concert of Georgian National Ballet “Suxishvili” and a reception, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the first democratic republic of Georgia was held in Brussels Center for Fine Arts (“Bozar”).

Useful Links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium
The Belgian Monarchy
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium