President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili

Place of birth



1972 - Paris Institute of Political Science;

1973 - Columbia University;

1981 - Paris National School of Public Administration

Professional Experience

1974-1977 - Third secretary of the French Embassy in Rome;

1977-1980 - Second secretary of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations;

1980-1984 - Employee of the Analysis and Forecasting Center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1984-1988 - First Secretary of the French Embassy in Washington;

1988-1989 - First Secretary of the European Conference on Security and Co-operation in Vienna;

1989-1992 - Second Counselor at the French Embassy in the Republic of Chad;

1992-1993 - First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of France to the Euro-Atlantic Council (Brussels);

1993-1996 - Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the Western European Union (Brussels);

1996-1998 - Adviser to the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France;

1997-1998 - Inspector General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1998-2001 - Officer of the Strategy, Security and Disarmament Division of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

2001-2003 - Head of International and Strategic Affairs of the General Secretariat of National Defense of France;

2003-2004 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Georgia;

2004-2005 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;

2006 - Leader of political union The Way for Georgia;

2006-2015 - Professor at the French Institute of Political Science;

2010-2015 - Head of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on Iran;

2016-2020 - Member of Parliament of Georgia of the 9th convocation;

2018 - Elected President of Georgia

Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Former President of Georgia
Mikheil Saakashvili
Mayor of Tbilisi
Kakha Kaladze
Salome Zurabishvili: In order to move forward, it is necessary to be united, without unity we will not be able to pass this road and we will not be able to reunite with the citizens who live in Abkhazia or Tskhinvali
President visits Catholicos-Patriarch II
High officials pay tribute to helicopter crash victims at Trinity Cathedral
Irakli Kobakhidze: The Mtavari TV journalist was so furious due to this dirt that she frothed at her mouth - yesterday’s incident reminded us that being an activist of the National Movement is the same as being Pavlika Morozov
President: I categorically condemn the undignified behavior of Irakli Kobakhidze - this only reveals political weakness
Salome Zurabishvili: The bombing of Odesa is an act of violence that must be condemned - This shows that Russia pays no importance either to its own word or to the global humanitarian and supply situations
Giorgi Vashadze: The President will soon say that Georgian Dream is a pro-Russian force, there were symptoms of this in her speech
Badri Japaridze: It is a very interesting precedent when the President exposed Irakli Kobakhidze and Mamuka Mdinaradze in their anti-Western statements with direct quotes, constructive work will continue with the President
Rati Ionatamishvili: The President's evaluations are embarrassing - we have been winning cases after cases against Russia in international courts
Salome Zurabishvili: When the Government curses ambassadors, MEPs, it is not clear where we are going to - we are more careful with Russia than ever, trying not offend it
President: We can't be the only country in the world that argues in this tone with the European Parliament, with the American Ambassador, with other ambassadors
Salome Zurabishvili: Everyone sees very well that the anti-Western rhetoric is going on at a time when there is silence towards Russia
Shalva Papuashvili on President’s statement: It is a pity that such assessments are made when after the end of the spring session, both Members of Parliament and employees of the Parliament's office continue to work as usual
Salome Zurabishvili to the authorities: There are some things that cannot be said, for example, that the European Union expects a second front from us
David McAllister: When we talk about Georgia, unfortunately, we always remember one word, that is - polarization
David McAllister: European enlargement remains a merit-based process that requires appropriate reforms, Georgia is being assessed based on the merits
Salome Zurabishvili: The MEPs’ visit is taking place at a very important moment for us, there have been few such historic moments for us, this visit may turn out to be decisive for our European future
Meeting underway between President and MEPs
Kelly Degnan: The West has never sought to “drag Georgia into war” - it is even more troubling when those statements are echoed by members of the ruling party, they are doing the people of Georgia a tremendous disservice
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze – NATO will enhance its support to partners affected by Russian threats including Georgia to strengthen their defense capabilities