Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Bulgaria

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Bulgaria were established on June 5, 1992.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of Georgia in the Republic of Bulgaria:

  • Tamuna Liluashvili – 2018 – to date
  • Zurab Beridze – 2014-2018
  • Mikheil Ukleba 2008 – 2012
  • Levan Metreveli 2012 – 2013
  • Irina Iashaghashvili – Burduli (Charge d'Affaires) 2013 (March - December)
  • Zurab Beridze 15.04.2014 – to date

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of Bulgaria in Georgia:

  • Ivailo Brazicov (Charge d'Affaires) 2003 – 2007 
  • Branimir Radev - 2007-2012
  • Plamen Bonchev – from March 2012 - 2016
  • Dessislava Ivanova – 2016 – to date

Main areas of cooperation:

A solid contractual legal framework exists between Georgia and the Republic of Bulgaria, which regulates cooperation in the areas such as, trade, energy, agriculture, tourism, as well as the interaction in the European and Euro-Atlantic fields.

Georgia-Bulgaria Inter-parliamentary Friendship Groups exist in the legislative bodies of the two countries. 

Cooperation in field of education is active. Annually, 60 Georgian students get education in various Bulgarian University, including American University in Bulgaria located in Blagoevgrad. 

Tradition of cooperation formed between higher educational and research centers shall be noted. For instance, cooperation between the University of St. Sofia Kliment Ohridski and Tbilisi State University; cooperation between St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia and the Institute of Byzantine heritage studies of Bachkovo monastery in Bulgaria.

A significant part of historic and cultural relations is the Bachkovo Monastery founded by brothers Bakurianisdzes in the Republic of Bulgaria, where the Miraculous Georgian icon of St. Mary is placed.

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Useful Links:

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Bulgaria
Embassy of Republic of Bulgaria to the Georgia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria
President of the Republic of Bulgaria
Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria
Government of the Republic of Bulgaria