TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s former prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has embarked on a new job as a consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The contract which was signed ‘a few weeks’ ago one of the former PM’s responsibilities will be offering advice to Uzbekistan’s government about setting up a platform for dialogue between the public and private sector, Kvirikashvili told Business Media news agency.
Kvirikashvili was the third prime minister in the Georgian Dream government and served from Dec 30, 2015 till June 13, 2018. His predecessors were Bidzina Ivanishvili and Irakli Garibashvili.
In June, 2018 Kvirikashvili resigned after what seemed to be a disagreement with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire who founded Georgian Dream and is thought to control the government, despite a modest formal position as party leader. Soon after Kvirikashvili’s resignation, law enforcement began investigating members of his government for alleged high level corruption. The investigation targeted some of his close allies like former first vice PM Dimitri Kumsishvili and ex-Minister of Infrastructure Zurab Alavidze, and dealt with alleged diversion of public funds in the amount of tens, and by some account hundreds, of millions of lari.
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