Georgia welcomes new Deputy Foreign Minister

New Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimer Gurgenidze., 01 Oct 2014 - 12:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

A minor shuffle is taking place within two Georgian official departments.

Lawyer Vladimer Gurgenidze has been named as Georgia’s new Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs after the previous candidate, Giorgi Khelaia stepped down from the role to take on a position with Tbilisi City Hall.

Gurgenidze previously held the role of Head of the National Bureau of Enforcement of Justice Ministry before he was appointed to his new role with the Foreign Ministry.

The role became vacant when Khelaia took up a job as Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi City.

Meanwhile Gurgenidze held the positon of Deputy Head of the National Enforcement Bureau from February 2013 until December 2013, then he was offered the top role and was Head of the department until September this year.