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Djibouti–Georgia relations

The Djibouti–Georgia relations are the diplomatic relations between the Republic of Djibouti, in Eastern Africa, and Georgia, in Eastern Europe.

Djibouti–Georgia relations

Djibouti

Georgia
Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Georgia, Adis Ababa
Envoy
Ambassador Zurab Dvalishvili

HistoryEdit

The bilateral relations between Djibouti and Georgia started on 22 November 2000[1]. Both states have very little formal ties.

In September 2018, following the death of the separatist Prime Minister of Abkhazia Gennady Gagulia, Harbi Musa, a political official at the Embassy of Djibouti in Moscow visited the Abkhazian embassy to present his condolences[2], a move that is seen as a violation of Georgia's territorial integrity by Tbilisi. A few weeks following the incident, however, Djibouti voted in support of the Georgia-sponsored UN resolution calling for the return of internally displaced persons to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, after years of abstaining from similar votes[3].

Diplomatic MissionEdit

Georgia has been represented in Djibouti since 2013 by its Embassy in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, which also covers the Seychelles and Somalia. The heads of the mission have been:

  • 2013–2017: Vakhtang Jaoshvili
  • 2018–: Zurab Dvalishvili

Djibouti has no diplomatic mission covering Georgia.

Visa RegimeEdit

Both citizens of Georgia and Djibouti need to obtain a visa for up to 30 days at their reciprocal borders[4].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bilateral relations between Georgia and the Republic of Djibouti, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
  2. ^ Record in the mourning book at the Embassy of Abkhazia in Moscow, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia
  3. ^ UN General Assembly Passes Georgia IDP Resolution, Civil Georgia
  4. ^ Republic of Djibouti, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia