Georgia–Lithuania relations


Georgia-Lithuania relations refers to bilateral relations between Georgia and Lithuania.

Georgia-Lithuania relations

Georgia

Lithuania
Diplomatic mission
Embassy of Georgia, VilniusEmbassy of Lithuania, Tbilisi
Envoy
Ambassador Levan GvachlianiAmbassador Andrius Kalindra

History


Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Lithuania were established on 16 September 1994.[1]

On 9 August 2018, Lithuania introduced migration restrictions on individuals placed on the Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili list, a list of individuals the Georgian Parliament considers to have 'violated the rights of Georgian citizens in the Georgian occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali'.[2]

In December 2020, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius called for NATO to cooperate more closely with Georgia and Ukraine and maintain the 'open door' policy.[3]

On 25 February 2021, in response to the detention of Nika Melia, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania issued a joint statement expressing "serious concerns over the political situation developing in Georgia" and urging "all political forces to act with restraint, de-escalate the situation and seek [a] constructive solution".[4] Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda offered to act as a mediator to resolve the situation.[5][6]

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili meeting the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė in November 2013.

See also


References


  1. "Relations between Georgia and the Republic of Lithuania | Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Lithuania". Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Lithuania. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. "Lithuania officially sets restrictions for people blacklisted by Georgia". AGENDA.GE. 9 August 2018. Archived from the original on 14 January 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  3. "Lithuania calls on NATO to keep doors open for Georgia, Ukraine". LRT English. 3 December 2020. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  4. "Joint Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States concerning political situation in Georgia". Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. "Lithuania ready to mediate in Georgia crisis – president". LRT English. 26 February 2021. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. "Lithuanian president ready to mediate talks between Georgian ruling party, opposition". AGENDA.GE. 26 February 2021. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.