Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Slovenia

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Slovenia were established on January 18, 1993

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Slovenia:

  • Nikoloz Nikolozishvili (with residence in Bratislava) 2006 –2011;
  • Zaur Gamsakhurdia (with residence in Tbilisi) 2004 – 2005;
  • Giorgi Arsenishvili (with residence in Vienna) 2001 – 2004.

In 2011 Georgian opened Embassy to the Republic of Slovenia

  • Alexander Nalbandov (with residence in Bratislava) 2011-2014;
  • Alexander Chkuaseli (Chargé d’affaires with residence in Ljubljana) 2011-2014.

In 2014 Georgian Ambassador was appointed at the Republic of Slovenia with residence in Ljuabljana.

  • Irakli Koplatadze – 2018 – to date
  • Zurab Bekaia 2014 - 2018.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to Georgia:

  • Mateja Kračun (Chargé d’affaires with residence in Kiev) 2018- to date;
  • Nataša Prah (with residence in Kiev) 2014 – 2018;
  • Nataša Prah (Chargé d’affaires) (with residence in Kiev) 2010 -2014;
  • Primij Sheligo (with residence in Kiev) 2007-2008;
  • Josefa Puhar (with residence in Athens) 2002 – 2006;
  • Boruth Mahnik (with residence in Athens) 1999 – 2002.

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia in Georgia:

  • Gocha Gogilashvili 2009 - to date.

Fields of Cooperation

Bilateral relations between Georgia and the Republic of Slovenia have been dynamically developing. At the same time, countries enjoy successful cooperation within international organizations.

7 international treaties are signed between Georgia and Slovenia that form the legal basis for regulating areas of economic cooperation, cultural relations, education, avoidance of double taxation, short-stay visa waiver for holders of service passports and international road transport of passengers and goods.

Relations between Georgia and Slovenia in the field of economy has been intensifying. Memorandum of Understanding between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Georgia and Slovenia was signed in 2016.

In 2016, within the first official visit of the President of Georgia in Slovenia, “Bench of Friendship“ between Georgia and Slovenia was opened in Ljubljana, in Tbilisi street.

Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi is twinned with the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana and city of Kutaisi-with the city of Maribor.