International Regional Cooperation

Alexandria Governorate - Arab Republic of Egypt

Alexandria Governorate is located in the northern part of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Nile delta across the Mediterranean Sea. The region is an important cultural, educational and industrial part of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Population - 4,3 million. Capital City – Alexandria city.

On May 12, 2012, the Cooperation Agreement between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Alexandria Governorate (Arab Republic of Egypt) was signed in Alexandria.

The Agreement envisages cooperation between the Parties in the following fields:

  • Economy and Business;
  • Tourism;
  • Education, Culture and Sport;
  • Environment Protection;
  • Agriculture.

 

Burgas District - Republic of Bulgaria

Burgas District is located in the southeastern part of Republic of Bulgaria. The District is an important cultural, educational and industrial part of Bulgaria.

Population -  422 458. Capital City – Burgas city.

On April 2, 2012, the Agreement for the establishment of Economic and Cultural Relations between the District Administration of Burgas (Republic of Bulgaria) and the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) was signed in Batumi.

The Agreement envisages development of cooperation in the following spheres:

  • Economy;
  • Tourism;
  • Culture and Sport;
  • Regional Governance and Local Self-Governance.

 

Cork County – Ireland

Cork County is located in the southwestern part of Ireland, in Manchester Province.

Population - 400,000. Administrative Center –Cork city.

On June 21, 2016,  Friendship Agreement between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and the County of Cork (Ireland) was drawn in Batumi.

The Agreement envisages development of cooperation between the Parties in the following spheres:

  • Economy;
  • Tourism;
  • Culture;
  • EU Awareness. 

 

Dalian Municipality - People`s Republic of China

Dalian Municipality is located in Liaoning Province (People`s Republic of China) by the Yellow Sea.

Population – 6, 17 million. Administrative Center – Dalian city.

On September 10, 2015, the Agreement on Establishing Friendly Cooperative City Relations between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and the City of Dalian (People`s Republic of China) was signed in Dalian.

The Agreement envisages development of cooperation in the following fields:

  • Economy;
  • Agriculture;
  • Healthcare;
  • Tourism;
  • Culture and Education;
  • Environment Protection;
  • City Planning.

 

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast – Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast is located in the southeastern part of Ukraine. The region is the most important industrial part of the country.

Population - 3,493,062. Administrative Center –Dnipropetrovsk city.

On May 19, 2014, Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic and Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council was signed in Batumi.

The Memorandum promotes development of cooperation in the following fields:

  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Maintenance;
  • Culture and Art;
  • Information Technology and E - Governance;
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Activity;
  • Agriculture;
  • Tourism.

 

Federal Land of Brandenburg - Federal Republic of Germany

Federal Land of Brandenburg lies in the northeast of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Population - 2.5 million.  Capital City - Potsdam.

On June 6, 2013, Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Parliament of the Federal Land of Brandenburg (Federal Republic of Germany) and the Supreme Council of Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) was signed in Potsdam.

The Memorandum envisages development of cooperation and exchange of information between the Parties considering the basic resources and specificity of parliamentary, regional and federal governance.

 

Jiangxi Province - People’s Republic of China

Jiangxi Province is located in the southwestern part of the People's Republic of China.

Population - 45,421,600. Administrative Center –Nanchang city.

On June 24, 2016, the Letter of Intent on the Establishment of Sister Province Relationship between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Jiangxi Province (People’s Republic of China) was signed in Batumi.

Under the Agreement, the Parties will:

  • carry out exchanges and cooperation in all sectors to promote common prosperity and development;
  • form mutual visit mechanism and regular contacts and look for negotiations of exchanges and cooperation.

In the scope of partnership, on June 24, 2016, the Cooperation Agreement on Trade and Investment between the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Ajara Autonomous Republic and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Jiangxi Sub Council was signed in Batumi.

 

Lori Region – Republic of Armenia

Lori Region is located in the northern part of the Republic of Armenia. The region is an important part of the country.

Population - 223, 200. Administrative Center –Vanadzor city.

On September 9, 2013, Memorandum of Understanding between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Lori Region (Republic of Armenia) was signed in Batumi. 

The Memorandum envisages development of cooperation in the following areas:

  • Industry, Agriculture, Trade and Transport;
  • Tourism and Sports;
  • Education and Science;
  • Culture and Art;
  • Healthcare and Social Issues;
  • Local Self-Governance.

Lower Silesian Voivodeship – Republic of Poland

Lower Silesian Voivodeship is located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Poland. Population - 3 million. Administrative Center - Wrocław city.

On February 27, 2016, the Agreement on Interregional Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Lower Silesian Voivodeship (Republic of Poland) was signed in Wrocław.

In frames of the Agreement, the Parties decide to cooperate and support mutual exchange of experiences and information and to develop joint projects in the following areas of activity:

concerning the use of financial means from European Union structural funds and community programmes;
  • joint action to encourage trade and commercial links between regions of both Parties;
  • development of relations between universities and research and technology centers;
  • education, youth exchange and lifelong learning;
  • joint action to encourage health-care and health resort cooperation;
  • culture, encouraging contacts between cultural institutions and organizations;
  • tourism, encouraging mutual exchange of experience in tourism development.

In a line with the Interregional Cooperation, on May 11, 2017, the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Supreme Council of Ajara Autonomous Republic and the Parliament of Lower Silesian Voivodeship was signed in Tbilisi.

Lower Silesian Voivodeship has a wide range of cooperation with the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic. The cooperation in the field of education and culture is extremely active.

On December 9, 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding between Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and the School of Physical Education of Wroclaw; and the Memorandum of Understanding between Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and Wrocław School of Banking was signed.

On February 27, 2016, Memorandum of Understanding between Batumi Ilia Chavchavadze Drama Theater and Legnica Theater of Wroclaw was signed.

 

Malopolska Voivodeship – Republic of Poland

Malopolska Voivodeship is located on the south of the Republic of Poland.

Population – 3, 2 million. Capital – Krakow city.

On August 19, 2016, the Agreement on Intents of Establishing Interregional Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Malopolska Voivodeship (Republic of Poland) was drawn in Batumi.

The Agreement intends to establish interregional cooperation in the following fields:

  • Economy and Business;
  • Tourism;
  • Education, Culture and Sport.

Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic and Malopolska Voivodeship was established in 2014. By the initiative and support of the Marshal`s Office of Malopolska Voivodeship, the project of Ajara Labor Market and Economic Forecasting Observatory was launched. The project included the future development prospects of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Ajara Autonomous Republic, of the Ministry of Health and Social Care of Ajara Autonomous Republic and of the Employment Agency of Ajara Autonomous Republic. The project has significally contributed to the economic development and iimproving living standards of the region.

 

Mangystau Region – Republic of Kazakhstan

Mangystau Region is located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea. Mangistau is a port and industrial region, where 25% of Kazakhstan's oil is extracted.

Population - 633 000. Administrative Center – Aktau city.

On October 3, 2005, the Program on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Mangystau Region (Republic of Kazakhstan) was signed in Tbilisi.

On March 1, 2017, Memorandum of Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Mangystau Region (Republic of Kazakhstan) was drawn in Aktau.

In the framework of the Memorandum, the Parties support the strengthening of mutual beneficial cooperation in the following fields:

  • Trade and Economy;
  • Healthcare;
  • Education, Culture and Sport;
  • Tourism;
  • Transport;
  • Agriculture.

 

Mogilev Region – Republic of Belarus

Mogilev Province is located in the eastern part of Republic of Belarus.

Population - 1 062.500. Administrative Center –Mogilev city.

On September 1, 2016, the Memorandum of Cooperation between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Mogilev Region (Republic of Belarus) was signed in Tbilisi.

The Memorandum envisages development of cooperation in the following spheres:

  • Economy;
  • Healthcare;
  • Education and Sport;
  • Culture;
  • Agriculture.

On July 8, 2017, the Agreement on Approval of the 2017-2019 Cooperation Program between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Mogilev Region (Republic of Belarus) was signed in Mogilev.

 

Mykolaiv Oblast – Ukraine

Mykolaiv Oblast is located in the southern part of Ukraine.  Population -1,170,973. Administrative Center –Mykolaiv city.

On September 17, 2015, the Agreement on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation between the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Mykolaiv State Regional Administration (Ukraine) was signed in Batumi.

In line with the Agreement, the Parties encourage the development of cooperation in the following areas:

  • Economy;
  • Agriculture;
  • Education, Science and Technology;
  • Culture and Art;
  • Healthcare;
  • Environmental Protection and Consumption of Natural Resources.

Odessa Oblast - Ukraine

Odessa Oblast is located in the southwestern part of Ukraine. It is an important port, touristic, cultural, educational and industrial region of the country.

Population - 2,379,229. Administrative Center –Odessa city.

On March 25, 2005, the Program on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation between the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and State Administration of Odessa Region (Ukraine) was signed in Kiev.

On September 13, 2013, the Agreement on Trade, Economic, Scientific-Technical and Cultural Cooperation between the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and State Administration of Odessa Region (Ukraine) was signed in Batumi.

According to the Agreement, the Parties promote cooperation in the following fields:

  • Economy, Industrial Activities and Transport;
  • Tourism;
  • Agriculture;
  • Education, Culture and Sport;
  • Healthcare and Social Issues;
  • Ecology and Consumption of Natural Resources.

On July 19, 2017, the Cooperation Development Plan for 2017-2019 between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Odessa Oblast (Ukraine) was signed in Batumi.

 

Regen District - Federal Republic of Germany

The District of Regene is located in the southern part of the Federal Republic of Germany and is one of the most important districts in Bavaria region.

Population - 76, 812. Administrative Center –Regen city.

On April 30, 2013, the Memorandum of Understanding between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Regen Distric of Bavaria Region (Federal Republic of Germany) was signed in Regen.

Based on the Memorandum, the Parties will promote cooperation in the following fields:

  • Tourism;
  • Agriculture;
  • Education;
  • Regional Management.

 

Silesian Voivodeship - Republic of Poland

Silesian Voivodeship is the historical region of the Republic of Poland.

Population - 4,676,983. Capital city – Katowice city.

On June 17, 2011, the Agreement on Establishing Cooperation and Friendly Relations between Ajara Autonomous Republic (Georgia) and Silesian Voivodeship (Republic of Poland) was signed in Katowice.

The Agreement envisages cooperation in the following areas:

  • Trade and Economy;
  • Education, Culture and Art;
  • Healthcare and Medical Science;
  • Tourism;
  • Rural Development.

On March 30, 2016, the Agreement of Cooperation was signed between Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University and Silesian University.