TBILISI, DFWatch–For the first time Georgia has nominated a candidate for the position as Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021.
Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Monday has presented Zurab Pololikashvili, an Ambassador to Spain and a Resident Representative of Georgia at UNWTO, to the position of the Secretary General.
“With his efforts Mr Pololikashvili paved the way to the sustainable practices of the country in tourism and initiatives aimed at the reduction of poverty. As a result of his endeavours, Georgia has turned into one of the most preferred destinations for foreign tourism in the region,” Kvirikashvili said.
The Secretary General of the UNWTO for 2018-2021 will be selected in May, next year by the Executive Board comprised of 33 nations.