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The Embassy of Georgia in Berlin

Contact

Adress: Rauchstraße 11,Berlin, D- 10787

Tel.: +49 (30) - 484 907 0
Fax: (+49) 30 484 907 20

Email: berlin.emb@mfa.gov.ge

The Ambassador

Amb. Elguja Khokrishvili

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Elguja Khokrishvili was born on May 24th, 1973 in Tbilisi, Georgia, is married and has one son. Khokrishvili has been serving Georgia as Ambassador to Germany since 2015.

Khokrishvili completed his Bachelors in Economics in 2002 from the University of Potsdam in Germany. His Masters was completed in 2004 in Business and Economics from the same University, and in 2008 he received his Doctor title from the University. Between 2008 and 2012 Khokrishvili worked as Supervisory Board Chairman of the Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research. In 2012 he became the CEO of the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia before entering the Georgian Government 2014 as Minister of Environment and Regional Development. In 2015 Khokrishvili was appointed Ambassador of Georgia to the Federal Republic of Germany and has kept that position since.

Khokrishvili can speak Georgian, Russian, German and English.

History

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Germany was one of the first states to recognise Georgian independence and support the construction of a new Georgian state. This support can still be seen today in German-Georgian relations through support in culture, science, education, sports and economy. After the restoration of Georgian independence, many citizens of Germany had the opportunity to learn and gain employment opportunities in this newly independent state. Most of them returned to Georgia to work in the country, however, they still have close ties with Germany. The Georgian Embassy contributes to the further strengthening of these ties promoting this cooperation.