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Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Kingdom of Denmark were established on 1 July 1992.

Diplomatic mission of Georgia to the Kingdom of Denmark was opened in 2006.

Fields of Cooperation

Georgia and the Kingdom of Denmark enjoy partner relations. Bilateral cooperation covers political dialogue, trade and economy, defence, energy and other areas.

The countries regularly exchange high-level visits. In 2018, the Georgian and Danish Foreign Ministers exchanged their visits. The regular political consultation between the Georgian and Danish Foreign Ministries is also an effective instrument of bilateral cooperation between the Georgian and Danish Foreign Ministries.

Years of development cooperation is an important part of the bilateral agenda which has made a considerable contribution to Georgia’s institutional and social-democratic transformation. The development cooperation is implemented within the "Danish Neighborhood Program" (DANEP) strategy (for 2013-2017), approved in 2013.

In 2016, the "Danish Neighborhood Program" strategy was revised. As a result, the budget and the number of beneficiary countries for the next 5 years (2017-2021) was reduced. More specifically, out of 7 countries, only Georgia and Ukraine remained on the list of priority countries. Currently two main directions of "DANEP" are: promoting democracy and human rights; support for sustainable and inclusive economic development. The budget for 2017-2021 strategy is 860 million Danish Krona (116 million EUR). Georgia will receive 27 million euros.

Among the projects implemented within the framework of Neighborhood Policy, special focus is placed on the successful energy cooperation aimed at ensuring energy efficiency and sustainable energy, including implementation of energy reforms under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.

The Danish Refugee Council greatly contributes to the protection of the minority rights, integration of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the assistance of the conflict-affected communities.

Four agreements are in force between the two countries. They deal with avoidance of double taxation on income and capital, defence and development cooperation.

The sides are working for further intensifying trade-economic relations. Years of engagement of Danish companies in Georgia is also worthy of special mention.

Bilateral relationship between the two countries is largely based on fruitful defence cooperation, which has become particularly dynamic since 2010. National guard development is the main component of this cooperation. Denmark is also involved in implementing the NATO-Georgia Substantial Package (SNGP).

Useful Links

Embassy of Kingdom of Denmark to Georgia (Kiev, Ukraine)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark

Internet Portal of the Kingdom of Denmark

Parliament of the Kingdom of Denmark

Danish Refugee Council