Ambassador Nikoloz Apkhazava has been awarded the Gwanghwa Medal, The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit of the Republic of Korea

On 7 December 2017 Nikoloz Apkhazava, First Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Korea, currently the Ambassador of Georgia to Malaysia was awarded with Gwanghwa Medal, the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit. The Gwanghwa Medal on behalf of the President of the Republic of Korea Mr. Moon Jae-in, was presented by Prof. Yu Hyun-seok, Ambassador of Korea to Malaysia.

The Gwanghwa Medal is the highest national civilian award of the Republic of Korea, granted exclusively to foreign politicians and diplomats for outstanding and meritorious services rendered toward promotion of friendly relations with the Republic of Korea.
The official ceremony was held in the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuala Lumpur.