The President of Georgia has approved nine new ambassadors. Mikheil Saakashvili has already signed a relevant decree, according to the press service of the head of the Georgian state.
It should be noted that these ambassadors were approved by Parliament on February 20. Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze accused the president of delaying the process of approval of ambassadors.
Georgia's new ambassador to the U.S. is now Archil Gegeshidze. Since 2001, he has been a leading researcher at the The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS).
Zaal Gogsadze was appointed Georgia's ambassador to the Czech Republic. He is one of the founders of the Georgian Dream public movement in 2012.
Georgia's ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO is now Ecaterine Siradze-Delaunay, who until recently read lectures on elections and advocacy at Democracy schools of the Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy in Telavi, Kutaisi, Batumi and Gori on the topic of elections and advocacy.
Zaza Kandelaki, who received diplomatic rank in 2000 was appointed to the post of ambassador to Hungary. He served as ambassador to Poland from 2004 to 2005.
Karlo Sikharulidze was appointed the ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to United Nations organizations located in Rome. Since July 2012, he has served as the head of the Ninth channel international information service.
Georgia's ambassador to Austria and the OSCE, as well as permanent representative to international organizations based in Vienna, is now Constantine Zaldastanishvili. He has previously been serving as the Secretary General of the EU-Georgia Business Council since October 17,2005.
The new ambassador to Latvia is Teimuraz Dzhangala. He previously was the director of the department of international economic, cultural and humanitarian relations.
Natalia Sabanadze, who until now held the position of Senior Advisor / Head of Section of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, was confirmed as ambassador to Belgium and the representative of Georgia to the EU.
Mikhail Ukleba became Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine. He has been the special envoy of the Georgian Foreign Ministry since August 1, 2012./Trend/