Bilateral relations

Kazakhstan-Georgia relations

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On July 23, 1992 diplomatic relationship was established between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Georgia;

In 1992, the Embassy of Georgia was opened in Almaty, which was relocated to Astana in 2003;

In September 1996, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan was opened in the Republic of Azerbaijan, covering also Georgia;

In 2003, the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan was established in Tbilisi, which in 2008 transformed into the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On April 3, 2013 by the Decree of the President N.Nazarbayev, E.Yertysbayev was appointed as an Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Georgia.

Since the summer of 2013, the Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Kazakhstan is Zurab Pataradze.

Existing visa-free regime between two states helps to promote contacts.

Astana and Tbilisi are building a mutual dialog in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty on the Main Principles of Relations, signed on June 1, 1993 in Almaty by the Presidents N.Nazarbayev and E.Shevardnadze.

The special importance in the history of bilateral relations have the high level visits: President N.Nazarbayev paid an official visit to Georgia on October 2-4, 2005.

As a result, a number of large companies of our country began to work here, incl. "Kaztransgaz", "Kazmunaigaz", "Kaztransoil", "Rompetrol", a subsidiary bank "Halyk Bank".

During the years of bilateral cooperation, the parties exchanged with official and working visits at the various levels.

The high level contacts have been conducted last time.

For instance, in November 2014 the official visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia I.Garibashvili was held to the Republic of kazakhstan.

In January 2016 the meeting of the Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan K.Masimov with the Prime-Minister of Georgia G.Kvirikashvili was held during the International Economical Forum in Davos (Switzerland), as a result the working group had been created to intensify bilateral relations.

To implement these agreements, in February 2016, a delegation headed by the first Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan B.Sagintaev visited Georgia.

In 2016, Astana hosted another meeting of the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. Within the framework of work of the commission it was announced that Georgia will participate with its own pavilion at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017, which will be held in Astana.

A solid treaty-legal base was established by the parties, which includes 72 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents.

On November 24, 2006 a cultural festival "Crossroads: Kazakhstan-Georgia" was held in Tbilisi. During the festival the film "The Nomad" was shown, there were held a photo exhibition, concerts of the creative groups and the premiere of the musical "Kyz-Zhibek".

On June 1-5, 2007 the Days of Georgian Culture were held in Astana. The Georgian Delegation of 170 people was headed by the Mayor of Tbilisi G.Ugulava.

In September 2008, the opening of the Chavchavadze estate house-museum in Tsinandali was carried out with the financing of BTA Bank.

The period of the activity of the Kazakhstan politician and publicist Mustafa Shokay in Georgia is being studied, who lived in Tbilisi and Batumi since September 1919 to March 1921.

Important attention is paid to the development of interregional ties alongside the line Astana-Tbilisi, the Eastern Kazakhstan region - Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Mangistau District - Ajara and others.

The contacts have been established between Ministries of the Environment, Sport and Culture.

Since May 2011, the airline company "Air Astana" carries out regular flights to the route Almaty-Tbilisi-Almaty (5 times a week). The airline company SCAT operates three times per week to the route Aktau-Tbilisi-Aktau. Since 2015 the flight Astana-Tbilisi is carried out (2 times per week).

In 2017 the number of flights to Tbilisi will be increased, also the flights to Batumi will be opened for the summer season.

In 2012, Georgia and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism.

On August 14, 2014 Astana hosted a friendly football match between the national teams of Kazakhstan and Georgia.

In 2015, the photo exhibition "Unknown Kazakhstan" was held in Tbilisi, organized by the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Leader of the Nation.

According to custom service statistics, the volume of trade turnover between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Georgia for 2016 amounted 62.1 million USD, which is 8% less than the same indicator in 2015 (67.1 million USD).

The main export items from Kazakhstan to Georgia are oil and oil products, pasta, and from Georgia to Kazakhstan - nuts, mineral water, wine, pipes from ferrous metals, medicines.

March 2017
Created at : 6.11.2016, 18:50, Updated at : 4.01.2019, 10:00