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Diplomatic Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Croatia

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Croatia were established on 1 February, 1993.

Ambassadors of Georgia to the Republic of Croatia:

  • Zviad Chumburizde (01.04.2007-1-.10.2007; with Residence in Athens)
  • Irakli Tavartkiladze (10.10.2007 – 01.07.2010; with Residence in Athens)
  • Zviad Chumburizde (01.07.2010 –09.03.2013; with Residence in Budapest)
  • Zaza Kandelaki (12.11.2013 - 1.10.2018; with Residence in Budapest)
  • Zaal Gogsadze (23.04.2019 - present; with Residence in Budapest))

Ambassadors of the Republic of Croatia to Georgia: (with Residence in Athens)

  • Daniel Bučan (09.05.2002 - 22.07.2003);
  • Tatjana Kralj Draganić (22.07.2003 - 09.11.2004);
  • Neven Madey (17.10.2005 - 2008);
  • Vesna Cvjetković – (23.06.2010 – March 2012)
  • Dr. Ivan Velimir Starcevic (01.10.2013 - 2018
  • Aleksandar Sunko (2018 - present)

Fields of Cooperation

 

Bilateral relations between Georgia and the Republic of Croatia are less intensive, but the two countries enjoy successful cooperation within international organizations.Furthermore, four international agreements are signed between Georgia and Croatia. The agreements regulate relations between the Foreign Ministries as well as the cooperation in the fields of culture and economy.

 

Important Visits

From Georgia:

28-29 March, 2006 - Visit of President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to Croatia

6-7 July, 2007 - Visit of the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to Croatia

July, 2008 – Visit of the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to Croatia

16 December, 2010 – Official Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze to Croatia

5-7 July, 2011 – Official Visit of the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia David Bakradze

8-9 July, 2011 – Visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Mr. Tornike Gordadze to Croatia.

18 January, 2013 – Bilateral Political Consultations in Zagreb on the level of Deputy Ministers

20 January, 2014 – Interagency Consultations -Visit of Georgia' Interagency Delegation headed by the First Deputy State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration David Dondua to Zagreb,

30 June, 2014 - Working Visit of Mr. Alex Petriashvili, State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

23-24 February, 2015 - Official Visit of Mr. David Usupashvili, Speaker of Parliament of Georgia

31 May-1 June, 2016 – Interagency Consultations -Visit of Georgia' Interagency Delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister David Dondua to Zagreb.

5 June, 2017 - Official Visit of the Delegation of the Parliament of Georgia headed by Tamar Khulordava, Head of the Committee of the European Integration;

From Croatia:

7-8 May 2006 - Visit of President of the Republic of Croatia Stjepan Mesić to Georgia

27 October, 2010 – Bilateral Political Consultations in Tbilisi on the level of Directors

22-24 March, 2011 – Visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Croatia Luka Bebic to Georgia

15-18 October, 2012 – Visit of the Vice-Mayor of Split to Batumi

Legal Framework

Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia;

Protocol on Cooperation in the Process of European Integration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia;

Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on Cultural Co-operation;

Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Croatia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital;