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Relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium were established on 5 June 1992.

Ambassadors of Georgia to Belgium:

  • Zurab Abashidze (02.04.93 - 25.05.2000);
  • Konstantine Zaldastanishvili (26.11.2000-01.07.2005);
  • Salome Samadashvili (01.07.2005 - 31.03.2013).
  • Natalie Sabanadze (Ambassador designated 01.05.2013 - )

Ambassadors of Belgium to Georgia (residence in Brussels):

  • Del Marmol;
  • Charles Ghislain;
  • Stephane De Loecker;
  • Christine Stevens (Ambassador designated).
  • Luc Truyens (with residence in Baku).
  • Carine Petit (Ambassador designated, with residence in Baku)

Fields of Cooperation

Regular bilateral political consultations;

Economic Cooperation

Trade turnover in 2000-2010 (thousand USD):

Year

Export

Import

2000

578.9

3697.6

2001

6751.5

7983.8

2002

1307.8

7115.6

2003

3113.3

9898.6

2004

5068.1

15517.6

2005

5075.1

25580.5

2006

11012.8

37163.8

2007

17,737.7

45,490.4

2008

7,190.8

61,299.8

2009

13,519.5

39,685.3

2010 January-July

27,882.8

48,568.9

Legal Framework

Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and the Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments (Brussels, June 23, 1993);

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Georgia and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium on establishment of diplomatic and consular relations (signed in Oslo, June, 1992);

Declaration between the Republic of Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium (Brussels, 23.06.93);

Agreement Between Georgia and the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (signed December 14, 2000);

Agreement on Road Transport between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium (Brussels, March 19, 2002);

Agreement on Maritime Transport between the Executive Authority of Georgia and the Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Implementation Protocol to the Agreement on Readmission of Unauthorized Residents between Georgia and the Benelux States (Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands) (signed on 05.09.2013);

Link

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium: http://www.diplomatie.be/en/default.asp