Georgia: In a press briefing on Monday, Georgian Prime Irakli Garibashvili announced that Ilia Darchiashvili had been appointed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Prior to this, he held the position in office as a Head of the Government Administration.
According to sources, the appointment of Darchiashvili as a Minister of Foreign Affairs came following the Georgian Government’s decision to make David Zalkaliani Georgia’s Ambassador to the United States.
Ilia Darchiashvili also worked as Georgia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland. He has several years of experience in the diplomatic profession. In the past, Ilia Darchiashvili served as Regional Development and Infrastructure’s First Deputy Minister, Executive Director of the Municipal Development Fund. Prior to this, he was engaged in the private sector.
Moreover, Ilia Darchiashvili holds a bachelor’s degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) and a master’s degree in business administration from Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France.
Following is the working experience of Ilia Darchiashvili:
- Between 2003 to 2004, Darchiashvili served as a Financial Control and Supervision Officer at the JSC Bank Republic,
- Between 2004 to 2006, he served as the Head of the Individual Services Department of JSC Bank Republic,
- Between 2006 to 2012, He served as the manager of the branch of JSC Bank Republic (Societe Generale Group),
- Between 2012 to 2014, he also served in Georgia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry – Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland,
- Between 2014 to 2015, he served as First Deputy Director of the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia & Executive Director of the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia in 2015,
- Between 2015 to 2016, Darchiashvili worked as First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia;
- Between 2016 to 2017, he served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia,
- Between 2017 to 2021, He served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Poland; Head of the Government of Georgia since 2021.