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During the working visit  in Blagoevgrad city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili conducted a meeting with the president of American University of Bulgaria, Dr. Margee Ensign and Georgian students of AUBG

During the working visit in Blagoevgrad city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili conducted a meeting with the president of American University of Bulgaria, Dr. Margee Ensign and Georgian students of AUBG

During the working visit in Blagoevgrad city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili conducted a meeting with the president of American University of Bulgaria, Dr. Margee Ensign and Georgian students of AUBG. Sides discussed scholarship programs assigned for Georgian students and its increasement possibilities, cooperation between Embassy and University and other activities organized by the Georgian students.

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with the mayor of Blagoevgrad, Metodi Baykushev

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with the mayor of Blagoevgrad, Metodi Baykushev

On April 10, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili paid a working visit to Blagoevgrad city, where he held a meeting with the mayor of Blagoevgrad, Metodi Baykushev.  During the meeting, parties discussed the issues of strengthening ties between the municipalities and updating MOU on sister city connections, as well as organizing of visits. Possibilities of implementing projects in the field of culture and education were also discussed.

On March 27, in the framework of a working visit to Plovdiv, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with Plovdiv Mayor Kostadin Dimitrov and regional Governor Iliya Ziumbilev.

On March 27, in the framework of a working visit to Plovdiv, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with Plovdiv Mayor Kostadin Dimitrov and regional Governor Iliya Ziumbilev.

On March 27, in the framework of a working visit to Plovdiv, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with Plovdiv Mayor Kostadin Dimitrov and regional Governor Iliya Ziumbilev. During the meeting, parties reviewed bilateral relations, especially emphasizing the reinforcement of ties between municipalities, deepening people-to-people contacts, and promoting cooperation in the field of cultural and tourism connectivity.

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili together with the renowned Bulgarian Chef Andre Tokev visited the Centre for Special Educational Support “Eduard Segen” in Nadezhda District of Sofia City.

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili together with the renowned Bulgarian Chef Andre Tokev visited the Centre for Special Educational Support “Eduard Segen” in Nadezhda District of Sofia City.

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili together with the renowned Bulgarian Chef Andre Tokev visited the Centre for Special Educational Support “Eduard Segen” in Nadezhda District of Sofia City. The visit had special meaning for the Centre and both the Ambassador and Chef Tokev, since it was highlighted by the charity porpoises. The Charity Campaign “Kind Heart” initiated by Chef Andre Tokev and supported by the Embassy, resulted into funding for the proper functioning of the Centre.

On March 25, the first consultations were held between the ministries of foreign affairs of Georgia and Bulgaria on the cooperation within international organizations, in an online format initiated by the embassy.

On March 25, the first consultations were held between the ministries of foreign affairs of Georgia and Bulgaria on the cooperation within international organizations, in an online format initiated by the embassy.

On March 25, the first consultations were held between the ministries of foreign affairs of Georgia and Bulgaria on the cooperation within international organizations, in an online format initiated by the Embassy. The consultations were headed by the Director of the International Organizations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Shalva Tsiskarashvili and Director General for Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Genka Georgieva.

On March 13, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held a meeting with the Minister of Innovation and Development of Bulgaria, Milena Stoicheva.

On March 13, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held a meeting with the Minister of Innovation and Development of Bulgaria, Milena Stoicheva.

On March 13, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held a meeting with the Minister of Innovation and Development of Bulgaria, Milena Stoicheva. During the meeting, the perspectives of deepening the existing cooperation in the field of innovations were discussed. Both sides emphasized the deepening the relationship between the line Ministries, the need of exchange visits and the importance of involvement of startups of both countries.

On February 29, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili addressed the members of the Friendship Group of the Parliament of Bulgaria with the Parliament of Georgia.

On February 29, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili addressed the members of the Friendship Group of the Parliament of Bulgaria with the Parliament of Georgia.

On February 29, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili addressed the members of the Friendship Group of the Parliament of Bulgaria with the Parliament of Georgia. The Ambassador expressed gratitude towards members of the Parliament for their support of Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the EU and NATO accession process, which was expressed in the declaration adopted by the parliament last year. During the report, the Ambassador discussed the main achievements and challenges of Georgia's foreign policy, the granting of EU candidate status to Georgia last year was particularly noted. The ambassador informed the members of the group about the current situation in the occupied territories and the daily cases of human rights violations. The discussion touched upon bilateral relations. The active dynamics of high-level visits were noted with pleasure. Taking into consideration the strategic location of the two countries, the Ambassador emphasized the importance of fully exploiting the potential of the Black Sea.

 On February 20, by the initiative of the embassy, an online courtesy meeting was held between Khatia Tsilosani, the head of the Georgian Bulgarian friendship group in Georgian Parliament and Aleksandar Ivanov, the head of the friendship group with the Georgian Parliament in the Bulgarian parliament. 

On February 20, by the initiative of the embassy, an online courtesy meeting was held between Khatia Tsilosani, the head of the Georgian Bulgarian friendship group in Georgian Parliament and Aleksandar Ivanov, the head of the friendship group with the Georgian Parliament in the Bulgarian parliament. 

On February 20, by the initiative of the embassy, an online courtesy meeting was held between Khatia Tsilosani, the head of the Georgian Bulgarian friendship group in Georgian Parliament and Aleksandar Ivanov, the head of the friendship group with the Georgian Parliament in the Bulgarian parliament.  During the meeting, aspects of parliamentary cooperation were discussed. The unprecedented interaction of the past year was noted with pleasure, and the need to maintain close contacts in the future was emphasized. In this context, the parties expressed their willingness to exchange visits.

On February 20, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov and regional Governor Plamen Yanev.

On February 20, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov and regional Governor Plamen Yanev.

The sides of the meeting parties reviewed the issues of bilateral relations, especially emphasized the reinforcement of ties between municipalities, deepening people-to-people contacts, promoting trade cooperation, as well as opportunities for air traffic within the framework of the connectivity policy.

On February 19, during the working visit to Burgas city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with executives  of ,,BMF Port Burgas” and ,,Port Burgas West”

On February 19, during the working visit to Burgas city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with executives of ,,BMF Port Burgas” and ,,Port Burgas West”

On February 19, during the working visit to Burgas city, Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held meetings with executives of ,,BMF Port Burgas” and ,,Port Burgas West”, where the importance of connectivity, utilizing potential of black sea and elevating of trade relations between Georgia and Bulgaria was discussed.

Ambassador, Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with the Rector of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Prof. Georgi Valchev

Ambassador, Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with the Rector of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Prof. Georgi Valchev

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili met with the Rector of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” Prof. Georgi Valchev. During the meeting, the perspectives of deepening the existing cooperation between Georgia and Bulgaria in the field of education were discussed, especially the activation of interaction between higher educational institutions. Both sides emphasized the need to implement exchange programs for professors and students and the importance of organizing joint conferences and seminars. The ambassador expressed his willingness to actively cooperate with the university. Several joint events of the Embassy and University are already in the pipeline, which will take place in the future.

Ambassador, Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with Kiril Petkov the Chairperson of the Committee on the European Union Affairs, the Schengen Area and the Euro Area of the Parliament of Bulgaria.

Ambassador, Otar Berdzenishvili's meeting with Kiril Petkov the Chairperson of the Committee on the European Union Affairs, the Schengen Area and the Euro Area of the Parliament of Bulgaria.

Ambassador Otar Berdzenishvili held a meeting with Kiril Petkov the Chairperson of the Committee on the European Union Affairs, the Schengen Area and the Euro Area of the Parliament of Bulgaria. Kiril Petkov extended congratulations to the Ambassador on the granting of EU member candidate status to Georgia last year, hence the place of Georgia is in European Union. Ambassador expressed gratitude for Bulgaria’s, as well as Chair’s personal active support in this process. During the meeting, all the aspects of parliamentary cooperation between Georgia and Bulgaria were discussed. Very positive dynamics in this direction was noted with pleasure and both sides emphasized the necessity to maintain fruitful interaction in the future. The conversation touched upon on Georgia's progress on the path of the European Union membership. The Bulgarian side expressed its readiness to share its experience at both the high and expert levels. At the end of the meeting, the parties reviewed the topics of Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area and the Eurozone, and Kirill Petkov shared his opinion on these topics with the Ambassador.