New Georgian FM appointed
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.11
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced at a special briefing that the acting First Deputy Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili was appointed to the post of Georgian foreign minister.
Garibashvili said during the special briefing that the new minister is the ardent supporter of Georgia's accession to the EU and NATO.
"Our aspirations towards Europe are unquestionable and I'm confident that Beruchashvili's professionalism will allow us to take strong steps in this direction," he said. "All the more so, she has worked 22 years towards Georgia's accession to EU."
The new foreign minister said the accession to the EU is the "existential" choice of Georgia and promised to make every effort to reach this goal.
Beruchashvili has worked at Georgian Foreign Ministry for many years. Previously, she served as the country's deputy state minister for European integration.
Earlier, Beruchashvili submitted a resignation letter together with the former Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze who resigned in solidarity with the dismissed Defense Minister Irakli Alasania.
But later, after a private talk with the prime minister, Beruchashvili returned to the civil service.