Bilateral Relations between Georgia and the Central African Republic

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Central African Republic were established on 22 December 2010.

Fields of Cooperation

On 21 February, 2014 Parliament of Georgia supported the initiative of the President of Georgia Girogi Margvelashvili to send 150 troops to the Central African Republic to help a European Union military force curb sectarian violence in the strife-torn country.

Georgia is providing troops to the EU’s mission in the Central African Republic as part of its responsibility to contribute to global security. EU foreign ministers endorsed on February 10 to establish the EU military operation in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA) to provide “temporary support, for a period of up to six months, to help to achieve a secure environment in the Bangui area,” the capital of the country, in order to create the conditions for providing humanitarian aid.

Georgian troops are sent to the Central African Republic in the frame of agreement signed between Georgia and EU in November, 2013 on participation in EU’s crisis management operations. Georgia's contribution to the force to help French and African Union troops head off a horrific spiral of sectarian violence in CAR will be the nation's first involvement in an EU security and defense mission, and its first operation in Africa.

Almost a million people have been displaced and thousands killed. France has sent 2,000 troops to its former colony to assist almost 6,000 African Union peacekeepers.