BILATERAL RELATIONS

Brief of diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia were established on November 18, 1992. The Embassy of Georgia in Azerbaijan was opened on February 1995. The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia was opened on March,1996.

Mr. Dursun Hasanov, Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia (he presented credential to the President of Georgia on 20 January, 2017).

Mr. Zurab Pataradze, Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Azerbaijan (he presented credential to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 29 August, 2018).

Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Batumi started its activity in 2010.

Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Batumi is Mr. Parviz Ismailzadeh.

Consulate General of Georgia in Ganja started its activity in 2013. Consul General of Georgia in Ganja is Mr. Nikoloz Iashvili.

Bilateral contractual-legal basis

08 March 1996, the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Security between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia;

04 March 2004, Joint Declaration between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia;

14 June 2004, Joint Communique  between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia

More than 100 agreements have been signed between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

High-level visits and meetings:

The visits of Heads of state of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The visits of National Leader Heydar Aliyev

08-10 March 1996

visit of the President H.Aliyev;

24 January 1998

visit of the President H.Aliyev; 

17 April 1999

visit of the President H.Aliyev;

22-23 March 2000

visit of the President H.Aliyev

                  

 

The visits of the President Mr.İlham Aliyev

14-15 June 2004

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

12 October 2005 

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

7 February 2007

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

12 May 2007  

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

21 November 2007

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

1 July 2008

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

18 July 2010 

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

29 June 2012

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

6 May 2014

visit of the President I.Aliyev;

06 November  2015 

visit of the President I.Aliyev

                              

The visits of Heads of state of Georgia

18-20 February 1997 

visit of the President E.Shevardnadze;

09 May  1998

visit of the President E.Shevardnadze;

29 September 2001

visit of the President E.Shevardnadze;

17-18 September 2002 

visit of the President E.Shevardnadze;

4-5 March 2004

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

24-25 May 2005 

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

18-19 June 2007

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

24 October 2008

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

13-14 November 2008

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

20-22 May 2009

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

14 September 2010

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

6-7 March 2012

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

27-28 February 2013

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

7-8 March 2013  

visit of the President M. Saakashvili;

12-13 February 2014

visit of the President G. Margvelashvili;

10-11 March   2016

visit of the President G. Margvelashvili;

16-17 March   2017

visit of the President G. Margvelashvili

27-28 February 2019                       visit of the President S. Zourabichvili                    

Heads of Government: (since 2004)

3 June 2005  

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

5 July 2006

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

16 August 2006

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

30 November 2006

visit of the Prime minister Z.Nogaideli;

25 December 2006

visit of the Prime minister Z.Nogaidelil;

4 April 2007 

visit of the Prime minister Z.Nogaideli;

27 September 2007

visit of the Prime minister Z.Nogaideli;

13 March 2008

visit of the Prime minister L.Gurgenidze;

16 March 2008    

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

4 December 2008

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

1-2 June 2009

visit of the Prime minister N.Gilauri;

23 July 2010

visit of the Prime minister N.Gilauri;

20 December 2011

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

16 July 2012

visit of the Prime minister İ.Merabişvili;

26-27 December 2012     

visit of the Prime minister B. Ivanishvili;

17 November 2013

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

16-17 December 2013

visit of the Prime minister I. Garibashvili;

11-12 September 2014  

visit of the Prime minister I. Garibashvili;

20 September 2014

visit of the Prime minister I. Garibashvili;

10 October 2015

visit of the Prime minister I. Garibashvili;

16  May 2016

visit of the Prime minister A.Rasizade;

31 August 2016

visit of the Prime minister G.Kvirikashvili;

30 October 2017

visit of the Prime minister G.Kvirikashvili;

30 August 2018  

visit of the Prime minister M.Bakhtadze

09 October  2019                              visit of the Prime minister G.Gakharia

 

Foreign Ministers:

23 November 2005

visit of the Foreign Affairs Minister E.Mammadyarov;

26-28 August 2007

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

22-23 December 2008 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Vashadze;

1-3 April 2009

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

14-15 September 2009

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Vashadze;

07 July 2010 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Vashadze;

14-15 October 2010

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

18-19 January 2011

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Vashadze;

13-14 June 2011 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

26-27 October 2011

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Vashadze;

18-19 March 2013 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Panjikidze;

28  March 2013

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

18-19 February 2014

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Panjikidze;

8-9 September 2014

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Panjikidze;

19-20 February 2015 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

20-21 October 2015

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs G.Kvirikashvili;

06-07 March 2016

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Janelidze;

29  August  2016

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

12-13 February 2017

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Janelidze;

05-06 September 2017

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Janelidze; 

08 October 2017

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs E.Mammadyarov;

15  March  2018 

visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Janelidze

     

Heads of Parliament:

19 June 2008

visit of the Head of parliament D.Bakradze;

6-8 July 2014  

visit of the Head of parliament D.Usupashvili;

13 July 2014  

visit of the Head of parliament O.Asadov;

26-27 July 2015 

visit of the Head of parliament O.Asadov; 

26-27 May 2018

visit of the Head of parliament O.Asadov   

20 June 2019                                        visit of the Head of parliament I.Kobakhidze

Parliamentarian relations

Parliamentarian working groups between Azerbaijan and  Georgia was established in 2004.

Head of inter parliamentarian working group (consists of 21 parliamentarians) with Georgia from Azerbaijan is Mr. Aflatun Amashov Head of inter parliamentarian working group with Azerbaijan from Georgia is Mr.Zviad Dzidziguri. Parliamentarian Group of Friendship (consists of 35 parliamentarians) between Azerbaijan-Georgia was established in Georgian parliament in March 2013 .

Economic relations

Azerbaijan is the main trade partnor of Georgia. Azerbaijan have invested more than 3 billion US dollars into Georgian economy up to now. Azerbaijan have pursued succesfull regional energy policy. Baku-Supsa, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum oil and gas pipelines as well as Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail road have given impetus to strenghening  bilateral relations.

SOCAR Georgia plays the major role of providing gas in Georgia.

Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Georgia was 545 497,5  thousands US dollars.

Trade relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia (thousands US dollars)

 

Year

Import

Export

Turnover

2012

129,934.6

570,725.6

700,660.2

2013

131,290.4

519,175.9

650,466.3

2014

93,888.8

529,549.1

623,437.9

2015

67,992.6

496,196.8

564,189.4

2016

51,469,2

343,419.4

394,888.6

2017

74,148.3

 

471,349.2

545,497.5

2018

94 094,08

485 346,62

579 440,70

 

2019 (January-June)

 

 

32 386,47

 

316 233,87

 

 

348 620,34


Humanitarian cooperation

On the initiative and support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, secondary schools 73 named after M.F.Axundzade in Tbilisi,  school 7 in Marneuli, school 3 in Gardabani, school 2 in Dmanisi were  constructed completly. At the same time the new building of modern secondary schools in Garacalar village of Gardabani, Hasanxocali and Jafarli villages of Bolnisi and  in Kirovis village of Dmanisi were constructed by Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Also secondary schools in Alget  village of Marneuli, Nazarli village and kinder-garden in Gardabani district, as well as ‘Tea House’ in Marneuli, M.F.Akhundzade Azerbaijan Cultural Museum and house museum of public figure, politician and writer N.Narimanov were reconstructed by SOCAR Georgia.

Several newspapers are published in Azerbaijani language in Georgia such as  “Gürcüstan”, “Müəllim”, “Maarif”, “Təhsil”, “Aydın Yol”. Heydar Aliyev Azerbaijan Dramatic Theatre, M.F.Axundzada Azerbaijan Cultural Museum and House museum of Nariman Narimanov operate in Tbilisi.

The main contracts on humanitarian sphere between Azerbaijan and Georgia

03 February 1993, The Treaty on cultural, scientific and humanitarian cooperation  between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia;

18 February 1997, The Treaty on cultural coopeation the between the Governments of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia. This treaty entered into force on 08 May, 1997.

 

Compatriots

According to the census in 2014, Azerbaijani population living in Georgia is 233 024  people.

Compatriots mostly live in Kvemo-Kartli region including Qardabani, Marneuli, Bolnisi, Dmanisi districts and in Kaxet, Shida-Kartli regions as well as in Ajaria Autonomous Republic.

Last update: 29.10.2019