GIORGI BARAMIDZE

GIORGI BARAMIDZE

Georgian politician who served as Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia and State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration from 2004 to 2012

Giorgi Baramidze is a Georgian politician who served as State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and Vice Prime Minister from 2004 to 2012. In 2012, he was elected as a Vice-Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia and is currently holding this position.

He became one of the founders of the Green Movement of Georgia and a member of its Steering Council. From the first days after the conflict started in Abkhazia he commanded a humanitarian center for the assistance of the Abkhaz population under the auspices of the Green Party of Georgia. Baramidze commanded State Center for Search of the Missing and Freeing Prisoners.

Baramidze was elected to the Parliament of Georgia and has served as a Chairman of Defense and Security Committee and as a Chairman of Georgian Parliamentary Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Baramidze became the first director of joint Georgian government-UNDP program. He played an active role in the Rose Revolution in November 2003. Later he was appointed as a Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Defense of Georgia.