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Bilateral Relations between Georgia and the United Arab Emirates

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the UAE were established on 20 October 1992.

Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassadors of Georgia to the UAE

  • Roland Beridze - (with residence in Kuwait) 20.06.2014 - 01.07.2019
  • Ekaterine Meiering-Mikadze (17.04.2009 -31.10.2012)
  • Gocha Japaridze (01.01. 2007-16.04.2009, residence in the State of Kuwait)
  • Ekaterine Meiering-Mikadze (06.09.2004 - 01.01.2007, residence in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)

Fields of cooperation:

Political cooperation is being developed on a bilateral basis in addition to being promoted in the framework of International Organizations.

Consultations are held on regular basis between Georgia and the UAE related to exchange know-how in field of Poti Prt Economic Free Zone management and investment promotion.

Georgia and the UAE have been preparing the legal basis for a simplified visa regime for their citizens.

Georgia and the UAE have been preparing as well the legal basis for enhancing the cooperation in aviation sphere. As well, legal basis for Customs Agreement and Agreement on avoiding double taxation have been preparing.

Economic cooperation

Trade flow 2011-2018 (in million USD)

Year

Export

Import

2018

5.17

21.63

2017

37.44

144.75

2016

32.01

138.28

2015

28.1

212.8

2014

28.1

198.9

2013

69.9

184.5

2012

9.7

35.2

2011

40.0

226.4

Trade flow 2000-2008 (in 1000 USD)

Year

Export

Import

2000

591.4

9,774.5

2001

1,254.2

8,242.9

2002

2,065.0

6,239.2

2003

1,011.3

19,834.5

2004

2,786.7

46,710.8

2005

3,942.8

72,988.2

2006

22,877.5

109,124.1

2007

18,638.0

214720.0

2008

11,228.6

272 665.9

Investments from the United Arab Emirates to Georgia (in million USD)

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

55.5

52.4

24.4

62.0

-2.5

11.1

0

67.72

Investments from the United Arab Emirates to Georgia (in 1000 USD)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2191

2213

44.3

41.0

72.3

149

-

-

150.2

263.8

-

-

Bilateral Visits:

From Georgia:

- February 14-18, 2007 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- September 17-21, 2007 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- 2008 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- February 13-15, 2008 - Official visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Mr.Vladimer Gurgenidze to the United Arab Emirates;

- April 21-23, 2008 - Official visit of the Prime-Minister of Georgia Mr.Vladimer Gurgenidze to the United Arab Emirates;

- February 26-28, 2009 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- October 31,2009 - Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Nika Gilauri to the United Arab Emirates;

- February 12-15, 2010 - Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Nika Gilauri to the United Arab Emirates;

- February 26-27, 2010 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- June 19, 2010 - Visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- November 23-25 - Working visit of the Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia Mrs. Rusudan Kemularia to the United Arab Emirates;

- September 16-17, 2014 - Official visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Mr. Irakli Garibashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- April 11-12, 2016 - Working visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili to the United Arab Emirates;

- April 9-11, 2018 - Working visit of the First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development H.E. Mr. Dimitry Kumsishvili
to the United Arab Emirates.

- April 10-11, 2018 - Official visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili to the United Arab Emirates.

- April 25, 2019 - First round of bilateral political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.

From the United Arab Emirates:

- June 20, 2009 - Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates H.H.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Batumi,Georgia;

- July 17-18, 2017 - Official Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates H.H.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed AlNahyan to Tbilisi, Georgia

Legal basis:

- Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Unaited Arab Emirates for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital; (24.11.2010)

- Agreement on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investment between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (17.07.2017)

- Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Visa Waiver for Diplomatic/Service Passport Holders (17.07.2017)

Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (26.09.2018) signed in New York, USA.