TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has seven new ambassadors abroad, after President Giorgi Margvelashvili last week signed their appointment.
The new ambassadors are the ones to Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Germany, Japan, China, Iran and Jordan.
According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the ambassador to Bulgaria is Zurab Beridze, Konstantine Kghenti will represent Georgia in Uzbekistan, Lado Chanturia in Germany, Levan Tsintsadze in Japan, Davit Aptsiauri in China, Ioseb Chakhvashvili in Iran and Grigol Tabatadze will be Ambassador to Jordan from February 1, 2014.
There are no ambassadors in the UK and Estonia. Tedo Japaridze, MP for the Georgian Dream coalition and former ambassador to the US, Canada and Mexico, was proposed as ambassador to the UK, but declined the offer.
Ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili dragged out the process of appointing new ambassadors. Georgia has been without ambassadors to these countries for about one year.