Bilateral Relations Between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands were established on April 22, 1992.

Georgian Ambassadors to the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

  • H.E Giorgi Sharvashidze  December 2018 – to date
  • H.E Konstantine Surguladze  2014 – November, 2018
  • H.E Shota Gvineria  2010-2014
  • H.E Maia Panjikidze  2007-2010

Georgian Ambassadors to the Kingdom of the Netherlands with residence in Brussels:

  • H.E Salome Samadashvili  2005-2007
  • H.E Konstantine Zaldastanishvili  2000-2005
  • H.E Zurab Abashidze 1998-2000

Honorary Consul of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

  • Cornelis Gijsbertus de Jager  2012 - to date

Ambassadors of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia:

  • H.E Johannes Douma  2015 – to date
  • H.E Hans Horbach  2013-2015
  • H.E Pieter Langenberg  2009-2013
  • H.E Onno Frederik Godenoul Elderenbosch 2005-2009
  • H.E Harry Molenaar 2001-2005
  • H.E Onno Willem Cornelis Hattinga van‘t Sant 2000-2001 (with residence in Kiev)

Ambassadors of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia with residence in Moscow:

  • H.E Godert Baron de Vos van Steenwijk 1993-2000
  • H.E Joris Vos 1990-1993

Fields of Cooperation

Bilateral relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are developing dynamically. The legal base between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands covers six agreements and regulates areas of economy, transport, finance and defence.

Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have tight economic relationships. It is noteworthy that with the investments made in Georgia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands maintains one of the leading positions.

In 2012 the Netherlands-Georgia Business Council was established to promote trade and economic relations between the two countries.

Priority areas for the assistance from the Dutch side to Georgia are: strengthening of rule of law and respect for human rights, peace building, promoting security and stability, effective humanitarian relief and good governance, poverty reduction. With support of the Dutch government, Public Sector Financial Management Reform project is being successfully implemented.

Young Georgian diplomats take special diplomatic training courses at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations every year.

Since 2012 the Chair of Georgian Language and Literature has been functioning at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Leiden.

Several Dutch-Georgian foundations and diasporas registered in the Netherlands organize various cultural events.

Useful Links:

Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Netherlands

Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Georgia

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Senate (Eerste Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament

The House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament

Government of Netherlands