Relations Between Georgia and Canada

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Canada were established on July 23, 1992.

Ambassadors of Georgia to Canada (with residence in Washington DC., USA):

  • Aleksandre Latsabidze
  • Batu Kutelia
  • Vasil Sikharulidze (February, 2006 - 2009)
  • Levan Mikeladze (June 2002 - January 2006)
  • Tedo Japaridze (July 1994 - March 2002)

Ambassadors of Canada to Georgia (with residence in Ankara, Turkey):

  • John Holmes (2012 - to date)
  • Mark Bailey ( 2008 - 2012)
  • Yves Brodeur (2005-2008)
  • Michael Leir (2002-2005)
  • Jean-Marc Duval (1999-2002)
  • Michael Mace (1996-1999)
  • Peter Hancock (1993-1996)

Fields of Cooperation

Traditionally Canada is a partner State of Georgia. Georgia pays significant importance to the development of relations and cooperation with Canada, which is the NATO and the Big Eight member country and whose policy priority is the development of the democracy worldwide.

Georgia and Canada actively cooperate within the frames of International Organizations (UN, OSCE). Canada supports Georgia’s integration process in the North Atlantic Alliance as well the sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Since 2009 bilateral political consultations are held between Georgia and Canada.

Final round of political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and Canada was held in March 28, 2014 where the parties, both in bilateral as well in the multilateral format, have discussed ongoing and prospective issues of cooperation.

Useful Links

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Embassy of Canada in Turkey
Office of Prime-minister of Canada
Embassy of Georgia to the USA, Canada and Mexico