Relations between Georgia and Hungary

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Hungary were established on May 14, 1992.

The Embassy of Georgia to Hungary opened in 2009.

The Embassy of Hungary to Georgia opened in 2008.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Hungary:

  • Zaal Gogsadze 2018 – to date;
  • Zaza Kandelaki 2013 – 2018;
  • Zviad Chumburidze 2009-2013.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Hungary with residence in Austria:

  • Viktor Dolidze 2005-2007;
  • Konstantine Jghenti 2004-2005;
  • Giorgi Arsenishvili 2001-2004.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Georgia:

  • Viktória Horváth – 2017 – to date;
  • Sándor Szabó 2011 – 2017;
  • Gabor Sagi 2008 – 2011.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Georgia residing in Ukraine:

  • Sándor Juhasz 2008;
  • Andras Barsony 2007 – 2008;
  • Janos Tóth 2003 – 2007;
  • Ferenc Kontra 2002 – 2003;
  • Ernio Keshken 1999 – 2002;
  • Dyörgy Nanovsky 1993 – 1999.

The main fields of cooperation:

Georgia and Hungary actively cooperate in bilateral as well as multilateral formats. The existing legal framework between the two countries which includes more than fifteen international agreements, facilitates cooperation in the fields of economy and finances, defense, education, tourism, health care, etc.

Since 2013 the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation has been functioning between Georgia and Hungary, aimed at strengthening of the economic relations.

Hungarian air company Wizz Air carries out direct flights from Kutaisi to Budapest as well as to more than 20 cities of Europe.

Cooperation is active in the field of education. Numerous agreements have been signed recently between different institutions of the two countries. Since 2014, the Government of Hungary offers annual scholarships to Georgian students for studies at the leading universities of Hungary.

Defense cooperation encompasses study visits and experience-sharing in different directions.

Cooperation in the field of culture is developing dynamically. Different cultural events are held regularly both in Georgia and Hungary. A square was named after Shota Rustaveli and the monument of the poet has been erected in Budapest. In the Hungarian town of Kiskőrös, the monument of Grigol Abashidze was put up in the Memorial Museum of the famous poet Sándor Petőfi. There is a monument of the famous Hungarian painter Mihály Zichy in Tbilisi, who created the illustrations to the Shota Rustaveli’s poem “The Knight in the Panther's Skin”.

It is noteworthy that in 2014, Georgia’s State Award “Order of Honour” was presented to the son of the Hungarian Brigadier General László Török, who tragically lost his life in 2001 in Abkhazia, Georgia, while performing his official duties as a member of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia.

Useful Links:

Embassy of Georgia to Hungary
Embassy of Hungary to Georgia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Government of Hungary
Parliament of Hungary