Georgia appoints new ambassadors to France and Israel

Lasha Zhvania will be the Georgian ambassador to Israel, while Tea Katukia will represent the country in France and UNESCO. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 03 Aug 2019 - 08:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia will have new ambassadors to France and Israel, the Georgian Foreign Ministry announced on yesterday.

Lasha Zhvania, who recently served as the head of President Salome Zurabishvili’s administration, will represent the country in Israel.

Zhvania resigned in May 2019 to continue managing the International Charitable Foundation of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, where he has served since 2011.

Tea Katukia will be the Georgian Ambassador to France and the country's permanent representative to UNESCO. 

Katukia was the Secretary General of a French research centre on prevention and analysis of international threat since 2012. A Sorbonne University graduate, Katukia was also the editor-in-chief of French magazine Diplomacy.