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Georgian Prime Minister announces his resignation (UPDATE)

Georgia Materials 18 February 2021 10:57

Details added: the first version posted at 10:46

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.18

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

The Prime Minister of Georgia Georgi Gakharia announced his resignation due to disagreements with the team, Trend reports with reference to Georgian media.

He made his resignation statement at a special briefing at the government administration.

“I made a decision to resign. I believe that this step will help reduce polarization in our country’s political landscape. I am convinced that polarization and confrontation between us is the biggest risk to our country’s future, economic development, and dealing with all challenges,” Gakharia declared.

During his tenure in government, Gakharia, who became prime minister in 2019, has led major initiatives to advance Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, foster a business-friendly economy, and attract significant foreign investment that has resulted in job creation and economic growth.

Throughout his career, Gakharia has succeeded in initiating large-scale reforms and leading change in key government agencies.

He previously served as the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development (2016-2017), Secretary of the Economic Council (2014-16), Business Ombudsman (2013-2016), Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia (2017-2019), and Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia (April 2019-September 2019).

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