Chamber of Deputies Speaker Roberta Anastase is to pay on Monday and Tuesday an official visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, at the invitation of the President of Parliament, David Bakradze.
According to the draft program, Roberta Anastase will have talks with David Bakradze, as well as with the Georgian Prime Minister, Nika Gilauri and with Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.
At the same time, the Romanian delegation will be received by Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. The Chamber of Deputies Speaker is to give a speech at Tbilisi State University.
„The visit aims to further promote Romanian-Georgian bilateral relations and to enhance the economic cooperation between the two countries, with particular emphasis on energy issues”, reads the internal memorandum on the visit, approved by the Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies.
Romania and Georgia established on June 25, 1992 diplomatic relations at Embassy level and, on February 25, 1998, the Romanian Embassy in Tbilisi was opened.
On March 26, 1996, in Tbilisi, the Treaty on the development of friendly relations and cooperation between Romania and the Republic of Georgia was signed by the presidents of the two countries, namely Ion Iliescu and Eduard Shevardnadze.
On November 23, 2005, President Traian Basescu, at the invitation of his counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili, attended the ceremonies organized on the occasion of two years since the Rose Revolution. On January 20, 2008, President Basescu attended the investiture ceremony of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and, in August the same year, he met with his Georgian counterpart.
At parliamentary level, presidents of the Georgian Parliament paid visits to Romania, Nino Burjanadze, on October 19-22, 2004, and David Bakradze, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation, from June 5 to 7, 2011.