Georgian Zurab Pololikashvili has been re-elected Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for four a year tenure.
The #UNWTO Executive Council has voted for Secretary-General @pololikashvili to lead #UNWTO for four more years, with Members backing his vision for the ‘restart and rethink’ of tourism.— World Tourism Organization (@UNWTO) January 19, 2021
The election concluded the 113 #UNWTOEC where we advance and lead the #RestartTourism. pic.twitter.com/OpSa8spdN5
Pololikashvili who first became the UNWTO Secretary General in 2017 has thanked everyone for support.
Greatly thankful for all the support and trust of #UNWTOEC Members.— Zurab Pololikashvili (@pololikashvili) January 19, 2021
Together we highlighted our sector’s relevance during the most challenging times and together, with the strongest determination, we will get tourism back on track for all! In 2021 we #RestartTourism united. pic.twitter.com/hylZqyxQfr
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani have congratulated Pololikashvili on Twitter.
PM Gakharia wrote:
Congratulations to @pololikashvili on his re-election as the Secretary-General of the #UNWTO by Exec Com. This is a significant success for ????????. The increased number of Georgians in int'l organizations indicates ????????'s active involvement in global affairs.— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) January 19, 2021
FM Zalkaliani has also tweeted:
Sincere congratulations 2 @pololikashvili on being elected as #UNTWO SG4 t/ 2nd term by ExecCom. I am sure, through hard & fruitful work, he will contribute 2 development of tourism sector& empower those working in t/field. Hope today’s results will be further endorse by #UNWTOGA— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) January 19, 2021
Addressing the Executive Council in Madrid, Pololikashvili said 'together, we have laid the foundations for tourism’s recovery'.
"As we move into 2021, let us keep working closely to make our sector a leading generator of opportunities across the globe", he stated.