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Main fields of cooperation:

Georgia and Lithuania have close friendly and partnership relations in all spheres of cooperation. Approximately 20 international treaties signed between the countries serve as the legal basis for fruitful cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, education, sports and youth affairs, agriculture, health care and others. Close cooperation is ongoing within the international organizations.

Active inter-parliamentary cooperation between Georgia and Lithuania contribute equally to the bilateral relations. Lithuanian Seimas has adopted number of resolutions and statements supporting sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia. Interparliamentary Friendship groups are created in both legislative bodies and Lithuanian and Georgian lawmakers are holding regular meetings within its framework. Group for Inter-parliamentary relations with Georgia in the Lithuanian Seimas is the largest.

„Charter on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration between Georgia and the Republic of Lithuania" was signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in April, 2009. In May 2010 Georgian-Lithuanian Commission on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration was established, which provides basis for regular consultations between the parties to discuss bilateral relations, european and euro-atlantic integration agenda, as well as positions on issues of regional and global importance and cooperation within international organizations. 

Georgia is one of the priority countries of the Lithuanian Development Cooperation Program since 2006. Within this period more than 150 projects have been implemented of the total value of more that 1.5 million Euros. Rehabilitation of municipal public library as well as opening of the new children's library and the reconstruction of the central square of the city of Khashuri are examples of the regional projects carried out by the Lithuanian side. Current projects provide assistance and support in implementation of the reforms envisaged by the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, administrative and institutional capacity building, experience sharing in Healthcare, Environment Protection, Agriculture, facilitating the development of local self-government, good governance and role of the civil society, as well as providing equal opportunities. At the same time Lithuania, as a member of the EU, is implementing Twinning projects for ensuring the democratization and economic development.

Since 2001, active cooperation is ongoing in the field of defense covering the areas such as military education, consultations on Euro-Atlantic Integration, experience sharing in defense transformation and management issues, consultations concerning the civil-military operation planning and implementation.

Fostering economic cooperation and full use of the investment potential is one of the main priorities in the relations between the two countries.  Georgian-Lithuanian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation has been established in 2015.  Positive dynamics in trade turnover has been observed in recent years. Since March 2014 direct flights connecting Kutaisi and Vilnius are operated by the Hungarian company WizzAir. As a result the number of visitors from Lithuania has doubled. In 2014 Georgia became first non-NATO member contributor to the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) located in Vilnius. AO Georgian Railway has joined the combined train project “VIKING” that aims development of combined shipping via Baltic Sea - Black Sea directions.

Successful cooperation is ongoing in the fields of culture, education and science. Concerts, exhibitions and film screenings are often held in different cities of Lithuania promoting Georgian culture. According to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 2013, citizens of Georgia are receiving fellowships to complete Master’s studies at the Lithuanian Universities. For those wishing to learn Lithuanian in Georgia, Lithuanian Language Center is established at the Technical University of Georgia. Georgian Language course has been offered by the University of Vilnius since 2014.

During the official visit of President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus to Georgia in 2011, “Vilnius Square” has been inaugurated in the center of Tbilisi. In November 2015 Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili opened the “Tbilisi Square” in Vilnius.

Partnership is close between the regions of Georgia and Lithuania as well. Joint projects and regular visits are conducted. Sea ports of Poti, Batumi and Klaipeda have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation.

Economic Cooperation

Year

Export

Import

2000

3.082

1.213

2001

2.933

4.511.1

2002

1.627

1.251.9

2003

722.3

1.820.1

2004

870

4.552.3

2005

972.5

5.014.1

2006

2.942.8

9.324.4


Useful Links:

Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Lithuania
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Georgia
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
President of the Republic of Lithuania
Parliament of the Lithuania
Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Joint Projects