The U.S. and Georgia have had diplomatic relations for 25 years – since shortly after the Republic became independent. The ambassador will highlight the special role Georgia plays in U.S. strategic interests in the South Caucasus and will consider opportunities for political and economic partnership going forward.
Before coming to Washington late last year, Ambassador Bakradze was State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. He has also been Georgia’s ambassador to Greece and Serbia, and served in Georgia’s embassies to Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, and to the UN agencies in Geneva. Before becoming a diplomat, Bakradze worked in the press office of Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze.