Chronology of Diplomatic Relations
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands were established on April 22, 1992.
In 2001, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was opened in Georgia.
Main Fields of Cooperation
Bilateral relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are developing dynamically. In 2019, regular political consultations were held between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries. Seven agreements were signed, which dealt with cooperation in the fields of economy, transport, finance, and defense.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands strongly supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-recognition policy of occupied territories in both bilateral and multilateral formats. It backs the resolution on the status of internally displaced persons and refugees annually referred by Georgia to the UN General Assembly. The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also involved in the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia.
Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have a tight economic relationship. It is noteworthy that in terms of investments made in Georgia by EU member states in recent years, the Kingdom of the Netherlands maintains a leading position, and since 2011 it is one of the ten largest investors in Georgia. In addition, Georgia successfully collaborates with the Dutch Development Bank (FMO), which has funded and continues to fund certain key areas such as energy, finances, infrastructure, manufacturing, and services.
In 2012, the Dutch-Georgian Business Council was set up to promote trade and economic relations between the two countries.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands provides significant assistance to Georgia in priority areas such as strengthening the rule of law and respect for human rights, promoting security and stability, promoting peace processes, good governance, and poverty reduction.
Georgian diplomats have the opportunity to participate in the annual training program of the Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations for improving their qualifications.
Since 2012, the Chair of Georgian Language and Literature has been functioning at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Leiden.
There are several Georgian-Dutch societies in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which organize various cultural events.