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Ambassador's Biography

nikoloz apkhazava


DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 6 July 1971, Zugdidi, Georgia


Apr 2000 - Sept 2003

Yokohama National University, Japan
International Graduate School of Social Sciences;
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Major - International Law

Apr 1998 - Mar 2000

Yokohama National University, Japan
Graduate School of International and Business Law;
Master of International and Business Law

Apr 1997 - Mar 1998

Yokohama National University, Japan
International Student Center,
Japanese Language Courses; Certificate

Sept 1993 - Sept 1994

University of Ferrara, Italy; Law Faculty
Certificate in EC Law and International Law

Sept 1988 - Jun1993

Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Georgia
Faculty of International Law and International Relations;
Diploma, Major - International Law

Professional Experience:

Sept 2017 - present

Ambassador of Georgia to Malaysia

Jan 2012 - Feb 2017

Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Korea

Oct 2008 - Dec 2011

Embassy of Georgia in Japan, Minister-Counsellor

Sept - Oct 2008

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi
Ambassador at-large

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Project Division

Jan1997 - Mar 1997

Hagler Bailly Consulting, Tbilisi, Georgia
Deputy Head, Legal Unit

Jan 1996 - Dec 1996

Georgian International Oil Corporation, Tbilisi, Georgia
Deputy Head, Legal Department

Oct 1994 - Sept 1995

International Committee of the Red Cross, Tbilisi, Georgia
Field Officer, Dissemination Department

Jul 1993 - Oct 1993

Parliament of Georgia, State Constitutional Commission
Tbilisi, Leading Specialist


Jul 1996 - Dec 1996

Center for Industrial and Commercial Training, Middlesbrough, UK, Certificate in Market Economy
AMOCO Legal Department, London, UK
Nabarro Nathanson law firm, London, UK
The British Council, London, UK
Management Training in British Industry – Certificate

Diplomatic Rank:

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (2017)


On November 9, 2017, in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding and meritorious services rendered toward the promotion of friendly relations between the Republic of Korea and Georgia was awarded The Gwanghwa Medal - the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit of the Republic of Korea


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