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Salome Shapakidze

Date and Place of Birth

April 14, 1975, Tbilisi, Georgia

Professional Experience

04/04/2022 – Present - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Lithuania

2021 – April 2022 - Director General, General Directorate for European Integration, MFA of Georgia

2018 – 2021 - Director, European Integration Department, MFA of Georgia

2017 – 2018 - Acting Director, European Integration Department, MFA of Georgia

2016 – 2017 - Deputy Director, European Integration Department, MFA of Georgia

2013 – 2016 - Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands                                              

2011 – 2012 - Head of NATO Division, Department of Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration, MFA of Georgia

2009 – 2011 - Deputy Head, Euro-Atlantic Integration Coordination Department, Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration 

2005 – 2007 - Executive Director, International Association of Business and Parliament-Georgia

2003 – 2004 - Project coordinator, AC Company/ VZW Free Clinic

1998 – 2003 - Free-lance Interpreter/Translator (Dutch/English/Georgian/Russian)

Education

2014 – Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), MA program, East European Studies

2009 – Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), MA program, International Politics

1996 – Tbilisi State University, Bachelor program, Western European Languages and Literature, specialty English             

Diplomatic Rank                                     

Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary