Who is Georgia’s new Ambassador to US?

Agenda.ge, 13 Oct 2016 - 11:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Today President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili signed a decree and officially appointed David Bakradze as Georgia’s new Ambassador to the United States (US). 

Bakradze formerly worked as State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. 

He replaced Archil Gegeshidze as Georgia's Ambassador to the US and will begin his new duties on December 5, 2016. 

Read David Bakradze's blog for Agenda.ge on Georgia's foreign priorities and prospects. In his blog you can find all the answers to Georgia’s European aspirations from the person who led the country's European crusade. 

Margvelashvili hosted Bakradze this morning at the President's Palace in Avlabari district. At the meeting the duo discussed Georgia's current relationship with the US and of ways Georgia can deepen its strategic relationship with its important ally. 

Bakradze was first linked to the role last month.  

In September Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced Bakradze would become Georgia's new Ambassador to the US, and he stressed the decision was agreed with the President.

Learn more about Bakradze below: 

  • 1996: Worked in the press service of the President of Georgia
  • 1997-2002: Worked in the National Security Council of Georgia in various roles including in the Department on Information and Analysis, the Department on Human Rights and the Department on Law Enforcement Institutions
  • 2002: He joined the diplomatic service with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
  • 2002-2005: He was Counsellor of the Permanent mission of Georgia to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva at the Embassy of Georgia to the Swiss Confederation
  • 2005-2008: He was head of the First European Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
  • 2008-2012: He was Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Finland
  • April 2012 – November 2014: Served as Georgia’s Ambassador to Greece and the Republic of Serbia
  • November 2014: He was appointed State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.