Prime Minister of Georgia
Irakli Gharibashvili

Education

2005 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Master (International Relations);

2002-2004 - Sorbonne University, Faculty of Political Science (International Relations) Paris, France;

1999-2004 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of International Law and International Relations (International Relations);

1988-1999 - Dedoplistskaro district N1 secondary school

Professional Experience

From 22/02/2021 - Prime Minister of Georgia;

08/09/2019 - 22/02/2021 - Minister of Defense of Georgia;

05/03/2019 - Political Secretary and member of the political council of the political party Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia;

12/02/2018 - 01/08/2019 - Private sector;

20/11/2013 - 24/12/2015 - Prime Minister of Georgia;

25/10/2012 - 17/11/2013 - Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia;

15/02/2012 - Founder / member of the political party Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia and head of the party's audit commission;

07/2009 - 06/2012 - Director of Georgian Dream Ltd;

12/2007 - 14/02/2012 - Member of the supervisory board of Cartu Bank;

12/2005 - 14/02/2012 - Chairman of the board of the international charity fund Cartu - general director;

05/2005 - 10/2005 - Deputy director of the logistics department of Burji Ltd (Cartu-Group);

2004 - 2005 - Manager of the foreign procurement department of the logistics department of Burji Ltd (Cartu-Group);

2001 - 2002 - Intern at Foreign Relations Committee of the Parliament of Georgia

Languages

Georgian, English, French, Russian

Marital status

Wife and four children

President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili
Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria
Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Irakli Gharibashvili: In Georgia, in the last year, more than 100,000 new jobs were created and unemployment dropped to a historical minimum
Prime Minister: Instead of 8.5% economic growth, we will have 10% growth - this means that we have double-digit economic growth for two years in a row, which is the result of the right economic policy
Rishi Sunak to Irakli Garibashvili: Our close partnership on security and defence has never been more important
Irakli Gharibashvili: The opposition is deceiving people, as if something will collapse if we do not get the candidate status - many countries have the status and have been waiting for membership for years, but nothing special has happened in their case
Prime Minister: 20% of Ukraine's territory has been turned into a military training ground - there is no one to stop this war - in such a situation irresponsible action on the part of the state is tantamount to treason
Irakli Gharibashvili: The opposition is ready to sign the transformation of the country into a military training ground - the time when we have to comply with harmful directives is over, we will listen to everyone, but we will do what the country needs
Ana Natsvlishvili: We did not get the candidate status since we are lagging behind because of your political team - I deeply believe that we will get the status when decent and normal people are in power
Irakli Gharibashvili: For me personally, it is unacceptable and I would have preferred the statements addressed to the US Ambassador to be more moderate - if there are questions, yes, let's ask questions, but we cannot go beyond moderation
Irakli Gharibashvili to the opposition: You are bitter, full of envy, it's terrible! - The European Commissioner delivered a positive message and we saw how you attacked him
Prime Minister to Giorgi Vashadze: I am not going to waste my emotions, I have decided to save energy - your speech was a performance of hypocrisy and fakeness and an example of how a politician should not behave
The hearing of Irakli Gharibashvili begins at the plenary session of the Parliament
Giorgi Vashadze: The door to the European Union is open, but the Georgian Dream is standing in the door - the Prime Minister must say what path they choose
Irakli Gharibashvili to answer opposition MPs’ questions today
Irakli Gharibashvili: Tolerance, respect for a person, respect for dignity and acceptance of differences are a continuous tradition of our great culture and history and an integral part of Georgian identity
Olivér Várhelyi: We have everything to make Georgia a part of Europe and to give Europe to the citizens of Georgia
Olivér Várhelyi: I see that the Government of Georgia is working very actively to fulfill the 12 priorities - we are already seeing positive changes in the direction of judicial system reform, however, we will have to work a lot in order for the anti-corruption agency to be fully independent
Olivér Várhelyi: We need a national consensus on all 12 priorities, I hope all political parties will see that this is a unique opportunity, a unique offer for Georgia - It will be a pity if you can't use this chance
Olivér Várhelyi about the addressee of the recommendation relating to de-oligarchization: Do you think that I know so much about Georgian politics? I don’t think so
Peace Corps Volunteers are returning to Georgia - Interview with Rebecca Sharp, the Regional Director for Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia for the Peace Corps
Koka Katsitadze: The Reform was justified; we can confidently say that the Special Investigation Service has more capacity to ensure effective investigation