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Georgian IDPs a top priority: Georgia's Ambassador to Kuwait Roland Beridze
August 23, 2015, 12:03 pm

Having joined the diplomatic service in 1982 after graduating from the Institute of Foreign Languages in Tbilisi, H.E. Ambassador Roland Beridze has had a distinguished career in foreign service rising from the ranks of second secretary to chief of protocol of the ministry and also doing a posting in the embassy in Washington.

He then took a hiatus of about 11 years serving as the vice-president of the Georgian Airways. Before rejoining the foreign ministry, Ambassador Beridze also took a sabbatical for a Mastership Degree in Public Policy at the prestigious Princeton University in New Jersey. In 2014, he was appointed as the ambassador of Georgia to Kuwait which marked a substantial turn in his career full of high responsibility and special interest.

“I am honored to represent Georgia in Kuwait, which was the first country in the GCC region to establish diplomatic relations with Georgia after it gained independence in 1991,” stated Ambassador Beridze then.

The top priority of Georgia today are de-occupation, reconciliation with the population of the occupied territories, return of the refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to their homes as well as engagement of these territories in the process of reforms implemented in Georgia and aimed at boosting growth and welfare of the society.

On this note, in a recent press conference held on 19 August, 2015, Ambassador Beridze extended his gratitude to Kuwait and H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah for the support extended to Georgia during the military aggression of August 2008 and the generous humanitarian aid provided by Kuwait in times of dire need, he also elaborated on the ongoing photo exhibition – “A Story of Internal Displacement Captured on Camera” – at the Embassy premises.

On the 7th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia War amidst the 70-day countdown to the United Nations Organization’s historic 70thanniversary in October, the ambassador called for peaceful resolution for the plight of internally displaced Georgians and favorable stances from the international community, its partner countries, the UN, and the GCC countries, on the issue of Georgian IDPs.

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