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David Zalkaliani

8 January 2016 – First Deputy Foreign Minister

David Zalkaliani was born on 27 February 1968 in Tbilisi.

1992 – Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, specialty International Law

1992-1995 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of International Organizations, Division of European Community; Third Secretary; Second Secretary; First Secretary; Deputy Head of the Division;

1995-1996 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of International Organizations, Division of European Organizations; Deputy Head of the Division;

1996-2000 – Embassy of Georgia to Austria; Representation of Georgia to International Organizations in Vienna; First Secretary; Counsellor;

2000-2001 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; First European Department; Counsellor;

2001-2002 - Embassy of Georgia to Austria; Representation of Georgia to International Organizations in Vienna; Counsellor;

March – September 2002 – Permanent Representation of Georgia to OSCE and International Organizations in Vienna; Deputy Permanent Representative;

2002-2004 - Embassy of Georgia to the United States, Mexico, and Canada; Senior Counsellor;

2004-2007 – Embassy of Georgia to the Republics of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary;

January – December 2007 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of Global Relations; Director;

December 2007 –January 2008 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Ambassador at Large;

January 2008 – September 2009 - Embassy of Georgia to the Republics of Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary;

29 October 2012 – 5 November 2014 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; First Deputy Minister;

2015 – 7 January 2016 – Executive Director of the Levan Mikeladze Foundation

David Zalkaliani has held the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary since 2007. Speaks English, German and Russian.

David Zalkaliani is married and has two daughters.