About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:30 - 1 Oct.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Reshuffle in Government, NSC
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 20 Nov.'10 / 16:04

  • Bokeria becomes NSC secretary replacing Tkeshelashvili;
  • Bokeria not likely to remain chief negotiator at Geneva talks;
  • Tkeshelashvili replaces state minister Yakobashvili;
  • Yakobashvili set to become ambassador to the U.S.;

President Saakashvili has replaced secretary of National Security Council (NSC), Eka Tkeshelashvili, with deputy foreign minister Giga Bokeria, the President’s administration said on November 20.

Tkeshelashvili has been appointed as the State Minister for Reintegration – the post overseeing Tbilisi’s policies towards breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia – replacing Temur Yakobashvili. The latter also served as vice-premier and with the recent reshuffle the vice-premier’s post will now be occupied by Tkeshelashvili.

Yakobashvili, who held the post of the state minister since January 2008, was nominated as Georgia’s ambassador to the United States, replacing Batu Kutelia. The local media reported that the latter will be become deputy secretary of the National Security Council. Yakobashvili ambassadorial nomination requires Parliament’s approval.

The announcement about the changes in the government and NSC comes amid ongoing visit of President Saakashvili to Lisbon at NATO summit. In Lisbon the Georgian delegation also includes Giga Bokeria and Temur Yakobashvili.

In the capacity of First Deputy Foreign Ministry, Bokeria was Georgia’s chief negotiator in the Geneva talks. This role of chief negotiator will most likely be transferred to someone else, Civil.ge has learnt. The next round of Geneva talks is scheduled for December 16.

In her new capacity of the State Minister for Reintegration, Eka Tkeshelashvili, 33, will be in charge of Tbilisi’s policies towards the breakaway regions, as well as on implementation of Tbilisi’s state strategy on occupied territories and its action plan, which was developed under Yakobashvili’s tenure on the post.

Tkeshelashvili, who served as Georgia’s Foreign Minister in 2008, held number of senior governmental posts since 2004, including deputy interior and deputy justice minister, as well as chairperson of court of appeals and chief prosecutor.

Latest News
01 Oct.'16 16:30
U.S. Donates Two Patrol Boats to Georgian Coast Guard
Two Island-class patrol boats were transferred at a ceremony in Baltimore on September 30.
01 Oct.'16 14:48
UPDATE: List of Majoritarian MP Candidates
Number of candidates in each of the single-member electoral district varies from 6 to 16.
30 Sep.'16 22:05
Pope Francis Meets Head of Georgian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Ilia II hailed the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia as “really a historic event.”
30 Sep.'16 19:07
Visiting Georgia, Pope Calls for ‘Peaceful Coexistence of States in Region’
He said values expressed in Georgian traditions place the country “fully within the bedrock of European civilization.”
30 Sep.'16 15:19
Pope Francis Visits Georgia
Pope Francis started a two-day visit to Georgia on Friday afternoon.
30 Sep.'16 12:59
Geostat: GDP Growth 2.9% in August
Economy grew 2.7% in the first eight months of this year, according to preliminary data.
29 Sep.'16 15:46
UNM Plans Final Campaign Rally in Tbilisi on Oct.5
UNM also plans march from the Rose Revolution Square towards the Freedom Square.
28 Sep.'16 17:58
GDDG Hires U.S. Lobbying, PR Consultancy Firms
Ruling party pays $320,000 to Impact Management Group for “lobbyist services” in the U.S.
27 Sep.'16 22:58
NPC-Girchi Quits Burchuladze’s Election Bloc
After split, less than two weeks before the elections, Burchuladze, Japaridze trade accusations.
27 Sep.'16 19:21
Central Bank Sells USD 40 Million
NBG made three interventions over the past month, selling total of USD 80 million.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
58