Ivanishvili replacing ambassadors

Georgia appoints new ambassador to the UK

By | July 8th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Revaz Gachechiladze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili on Monday appointed professor Revaz Gachechiladze as new ambassador to the UK, Northern Ireland and the International Maritime Organization. The appointment marks the end of more than a year without a UK ambassador. […]

Georgia without ambassador to the UK for more than a year

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has been without an ambassador to the UK for more than a year. In recent days, a candidate who is being considered for the post became a subject of dispute among politicians. During the process of so-called co-habitation between ex-president […]

Georgia appoints seven new ambassadors

By | December 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili signed the appointments of seven new ambassadors. (Interpressnews.) 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, […]

Georgian government impatient with delayed ambassadors issue

By | September 2nd, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, the government is growing impatient as President Saakashvili has delayed for nine months the confirmation of seven new ambassadors. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said Saakashvili has not fulfilled his promise, but National Movement […]

Georgia lacks ambassador to 7 countries, Saakashvili hasn’t signed

By | August 31st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is without ambassador in seven countries, because the president has failed to sign their confirmation. Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze said on Saturday that President Mikheil Saakashvili still hasn’t signed the document to confirm […]

Georgia confirms nine new ambassadors

By | March 19th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–President of Georgia on Monday approved the list of nine new ambassadors, by signing the document which parliament passed February 20. The new ambassadors are those serving in Belgium, Ukraine, France, US, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Czech Republic […]

Saakashvili dragging out approval of ambassadors

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgia’s foreign minister Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has postponed for a month the signing of a document passed by parliament about confirming the country’s new ambassadors. Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze claims in an interview with DF Watch that the president […]

Georgia to replace 18 ambassadors

By | January 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Foreign Affairs Minister Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — The Ivanishvili government is replacing Georgia’s ambassadors to 18 countries, and has sent the list of candidates to President Mikheil Saakashvili for approval. After he has signed it, the list will be sent to parliament to get its approval, […]

Georgia’s FM calls back ambassadors

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The president’s administration has published a letter written by the foreign minister, who writes to the president asking to call back several ambassadors. This comes amid a period when the president and the prime minister are trying to portray […]

Saakashvili agrees to dismiss many of “his” ambassadors

By | January 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili Friday evening signaled that he largely agrees with the Ivanishvili government over what to do with the ambassadors. In a statement, Saakashvili’s press office writes that the president has decided to call […]

‘Georgia to replace 18 ambassadors’

By | January 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Salome Samadashvili, Georgia’s ambassador to the EU, claims 18 ambassadors will be replaced by the new government, but Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze says the number is only five. Samadashvili on Friday told Maestro TV that she was told that […]

Trading ambassadors for prisoners

By | December 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian government is in negotiations with President Saakashvili’s associates about releasing detained officials against replacing ambassadors appointed while he held government power. The unusual high level “prisoner exchange” has become […]