Hungarian diplomat Janos Herman has been appointed as the new head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Georgia.
Along with Georgia, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton, announced today the appointment of five new heads of EU delegations including Congo, South Sudan, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
Herman will replace Philip Dimitrov as Georgia's EU representative, who held the position since 2010.
The Hungarian diplomat currently serves as EU’s special envoy to Central Asia – a position he was appointed in April.
He has held senior diplomatic positions within the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, including State Secretary and Permanent Representative to NATO.
He has also served as Head of the EU Delegation to Norway.
He studied in Budapest and Moscow and graduated in 1975 from the State University of International Relations in Moscow.