Prime Minister, Georgia
Biography of the Prime Minister of GeorgiaIrakli Garibashvili is a Georgian politician currently serving as Prime Minister of Georgia since 2021. He previously served as Prime Minister from 2013 until his resignation in 2015 and has a background in business management. During his initial term, he was the youngest individual to assume the position of Prime Minister in Georgia and the second-youngest head of state in the world. Garibashvili began his political career in 2012 as a founding member of the "Georgian Dream" party, which won elections that same year. He also served as Minister of the Interior from 2012 to 2013 and Minister of Defense from 2019 to 2021.Throughout his various mandates and official positions, Garibashvili and his government have led numerous constitutional, economic, electoral and judicial reforms, while accelerating Georgia's progress towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In 2014, Garibashvili signed the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, and in 2022, submitted Georgia's application for membership of the European Union. In addition, he launched the Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative, aimed at fostering peace and stability in the South Caucasus region.From 1999 to 2004, Garibashvili studied international relations at Tbilisi State University (TSU). He continued his studies at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in France from 2002 to 2004. Garibashvili is fluent in Georgian, English, French and Russian. He is married with four children.
Insights on Cooperation
Insights on Cooperation in a world of rivalry : Crafting Peace and Building a Safer World – The case of Caucasus
Crafting peace and building a safer world