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Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary were established on 14 May 1992.

Ambassadors of Georgia to Hungary

  • Zaal Gogsadze - 03.11.2018 - 31.01.2023;
  • Zaza Kandelaki - 05.06.2013 - 1.10.2018
  • Zviad Chumburidze 09.03.2009 –09.03.2013 (with residence in Budapest)
  • Konstantine Jghenti (Charge d'Affairs) (2008)
  • Viktor Dolidze (03.12.2005 -31.12.2007) (with residence in Vienna)
  • Giorgi Arsenishvili (29.12.2001 - 15.07.2004) (with residence in Vienna)

Ambassadors of Hungary to Georgia with residence in Tbilisi

  • Anna Mária Sikó - 13.10.2021- to date;

  • Viktória Horváth – 2017 – 2021;

  • Sándor Szabó – 21.11.2011 - 2017

  • Gábor Sági - From October 2008 till August 2011

Ambassadors of Hungary to Georgia with residence in Kiev

  • 2008 - Sándor Juhasz
  • 2007-2008 - Andras Barsony
  • 2003-2007 - Janos Tóth
  • 2002-2003 - Ferenc Kontra
  • 1999 – 2002- Ernő Keskeny
  • 1993-1999 - Dyörgy Nanovfszky

The Main Fields of Cooperation:

Georgia and Hungary enjoy active cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats.

The existing legal framework between the two countries includes number of international agreements and facilitates cooperation in the fields of economy, defense, education, tourism, healthcare, etc. Cooperation is successful between the legislative bodies. Friendship groups are established in both Parliaments.

The Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation has been functioning between Georgia and Hungary since 2013, aiming at strengthening trade and economic ties between the two countries.

Hungarian company Wizz Air carries out direct flights from Kutaisi to Budapest, as well as to number of directions across Europe.

The field of education represents an important dimension of cooperation, as number of agreements have been signed recently between different high education institutions of the two countries. Furthermore, since 2014, the Government of Hungary offers annual scholarships to Georgian students at the leading Hungarian universities. The Georgian language and Culture course is offered at the Faculty of Humanities of the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest. The Georgian library, consisting of nearly 2000 books, named after Marton Istvanovits, Hungarian Kartvelologist, is kept at the abovementioned university.

Cooperation in the field of culture has been developing dynamically. A square was named after Shota Rustaveli and the monument of the poet has been opened in Budapest. In the Hungarian town of Kiskőrös, the monument of Grigol Abashidze was put up in the Memorial Museum of the famous poet Sándor Petőfi. There is a monument of the famous Hungarian artist Mihály Zichy in Tbilisi, who created the illustrations to the Shota Rustaveli’s poem “The Knight in the Panthe
r's Skin”.

Defense cooperation encompasses study visits and experience-sharing in different directions, including crises management issues. In 2014, Georgia’s State Award “Order of Honour” was presented to the son of the Hungarian Brigadier General László Török, who tragically lost his life in 2001 in Abkhazia, Georgia, while performing his official duties as a member of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia.

Useful Links

Embassy of Hungary to Georgia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Government of Hungary
Parliament of Hungary