President Giorgi Margvelashvili has appointed new ambassadors to seven countries, including Bulgaria, China, Germany, Iran, Japan, Jordan and Uzbekistan, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Lado Chanturia has been appointed as Georgian ambassador to Germany. Chanturia, a visiting professor at the University to Kiel, Institute for Eastern European Law, was Justice Minister in 1998-1999 and served as Chairman of Supreme Court in 1999-2004; he also was Georgian President’s adviser till 2007.
Ioseb Chakhvashvili became Georgian ambassador to Iran. He served as ambassador to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan since 2009.
Davit Aptsiauri has been appointed as Georgia’s ambassador to China; he was Georgian ambassador to the Baltic states in 2004-2007.
Levan Tsintsadze has been appointed as ambassadorial to Japan; previously he served as the director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for International Economic Relations.
Konstantine Zhgenti, who served as Georgian ambassador to Austria in 2004-2005, has been appointed as ambassador to Uzbekistan.
Zurab Beridze has been appointed as Georgian ambassador to Bulgaria; he served as ambassador to Romania and Moldova during four years before 2008.
Grigol Tabatadze has been appointed as ambassador to Jordan; this appointment will be affective from February, 2014. In 2009-2010 he was Georgian ambassador to Armenia.
After the new constitution went into force on November 17, President has the right to appoint or dismiss ambassadors upon nomination by the government; approval from the parliament is no longer required.