Salome Zourabichvili

Salome Zourabichvili

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President of Georgia

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Salome Zourabichvili was educated at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. From 1974 to 2004, she worked in the diplomatic service for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France in embassies including Italy, Chad, and the United States. In 2003, she was appointed as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Georgia. From 2004 to 2005, Zourabichvili served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. She was an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris from 2006 to 2015, and from 2010 to 2015, she led the UNSC monitoring group on sanctions against Iran. In 2016, she became an independent Deputy in the Parliament of Georgia, and since 2018, she has served as Georgia's first woman President.