Diplomatic Protocol Department

Head: Zurab Darchiashvili
Tel: (+995 32) 294 5000 – 22 00

Main functions and responsibilities:

  • Organizing the visits of foreign ministers of foreign countries, deputy foreign ministers, ambassadors, heads and representatives of international organizations, as well as the visits of high-level delegations of Georgia, Georgian foreign minister and deputy foreign ministers; planning and organizing international conferences, forums and ministerial meetings in Georgia;
  • Offering consultations to different ministries and agencies in organizing the reception of foreign guests and in complying with the norms of diplomatic protocol;
  • Organizing the ceremonies in which ambassadors of foreign countries present their  credentials to the President of Georgia;
  • Discussing and resolving the issues relating to the functioning of diplomatic missions and international organizations in Georgia; reacting to the problems faced by them within the scope of the Department’s competence;
  • Issuing diplomatic, consular, service and accreditation cards to the employees of foreign diplomatic missions and international organizations in Georgia;
  • Exercising control over the protection of privileges and immunities of employees of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, as well as international organizations  in Georgia;
  • Requesting Agrément  for the appointment of Georgia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and preparing credentials;
  • Preparing the Foreign Minister’s congratulation letters on the occasion of national holidays in coordination with other structural entities of the Ministry;
  • Ensuring the participation of representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia in the celebrations dedicated to national holidays as well as in  other events;
  • Planning and carrying out trips of representatives of the diplomatic corps to Georgia;
  • Reviewing and solving, where necessary, and within the scope of the Department’s competence,  urgent issues faced by the diplomatic representations, international missions and organizations in Georgia;
  • With a view to complying with the norms and principles of the international protocol, carrying out theoretical and methodological works, in compliance with the norms and principles in force in Georgia.

Structural entities of the Department:

  • Division of High and Highest-level Delegations;
  • Division of Diplomatic Corps;
  • Division of Ceremonies.