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Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Uzbekistan

Timeline of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Republic of Uzbekistan were established on August 19, 1994.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Uzbekistan:

  • Zurab Abdushelishvili - (2019- present)
  • Konstantine Zhgenti – (2014 - 2018)
  • Giorgi Kublashvili – (2009 – 2013)
  • David Zalkaliani – (2004 – 2007)
  • Givi Abdushelashvili – (1997 – 2004)


Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Uzbekistan is also accredited in the Republic of Tajikistan. The ambassador of Georgia H.E. Mr. Zurab Abdushelishvili visits Dushanbe twice a year and holds consultations.

The Republic of Uzbekistan does not have an embassy in Georgia and covers the country through the diplomatic mission in Baku. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Georgia (with residence in Baku) H.E. Mr. Bahrom Ashrafkhanov.

Political Cooperation

Cooperation between Georgia and the Republic of Uzbekistan is carried out in bilateral as well as multilateral formats, under the auspices of the United Nations and other international organizations. Political consultations on the level of Department directors’ between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs take place annually in the capital cities on rotation basis.  The latest round of political consultations was held on September 10, 2020 in video conference format.

Economic Cooperation:

Bilateral economic cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan is bolstering. As of January-August, 2016 the trade turnover has reached 52.2 million USD, considering that 45.7 million comes on export while 6.5 million USD on - import. Furthermore, largest share of Georgia’s export among the Central Asian countries comes on Uzbekistan. The Intergovernmental Economic Commission (IEC) serves as a main tool of bilateral economic cooperation and is held regularly. Since the establishment of the mentioned format, the commission sitting took place seven times, latest meeting was held on October 20, 2014 in Tashkent.

Data from previous years:

Trade turnover



54.8 million


68.2 million


13.4 million

Trade turnover



98 million


105 million


7 million

Bilateral cooperation mainly covers transport, energy, agriculture and pharmaceutical industry. Uzbekistan is also actively using Georgia’s transit corridor for exporting its cotton. Furthermore, a positive dynamic is noticed in the field of tourism. The data from January-August, 2016 suggests that 5740 Uzbek tourists visited Georgia in aforementioned period, a 26% growth compared to the same period of 2015.

Useful links

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Uzbekistan www.uzbekistan.mfa.gov.ge

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan www.uzembassy.az