Brunei establishes diplomatic ties with Georgia

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

BRUNEI has established diplomatic relations with Georgia effective March 1, after the signing of a joint communique between the countries.

The signing of the joint communique took place at the office of the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations in New York between Permanent Representative of Brunei to UN Latif Tuah and Permanent Representative of Georgia to UN Alexander Lomaia.

Georgia, whose capital is T'bilisi, is located in Southwestern Asia, on the shores of the Black Sea between Russia and Turkey. It also shares borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan.

It covers an area of 69,700 sq km and has a population of approximately 4.6 million. Georgia's size and population is proportionately comparable to Brunei's.

Its main ethnic group are Georgians, accounting for 84 per cent of the population and its predominant religion is Orthodox Christianity with 84 per cent.

Georgia's main economic activities include the cultivation of agricultural products such as grapes, citrus fruits, and hazelnuts; mining of manganese and copper; and output of a small industrial sector producing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, metals and machinery.The Brunei Times