Prime Minister presents new Ministers of Economy and Agriculture
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili presented new Ministers of Economy and Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection and Agriculture. On the decision of the Head of Government, Vice Prime Minister Levan Davitashvili and Otar Shamugia are appointed as Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, respectively.
During today's briefing at the Administration of the Government, the Prime Minister thanked Natia Turnava, ex Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, for her work, pointing out that she remains a member of the team.
"Levan Davitashvili needs no introduction as he and his work are known to all. Levan has proved successful as Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture. Over the past 5 years, he has served the ministry, the country, his duties, and has implemented numerous important reforms. Now Levan is appointed Minister of Economy. With an educational background in economics, he is very knowledgeable and experienced, and I am convinced that he will make a successful Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development. At the same time, Levan will keep his position as Vice Prime Minister. As for Ms. Natia Turnava, on behalf of the Government and my own, I would like to thank her for her work. She has implemented many important activities throughout her 3-year tenure. Natia has been and remains a member of our team. She has her plans, visions, and aspirations that she will describe herself a little later. I would like to thank her once again and wish her success," the Prime Minister said.
The Head of Government also presented Otar Shamugia as new Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture. Shamugia, with his experience of working at the ministry for 16 years, has firsthand knowledge of the needs of agriculture and environmental protection.
"As for the new Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, I present to you Mr. Otar Shamugia, formerly Deputy Minister under Levan Davitashvili. Allow me to single out a few important details about Mr. Shamugia. Otar is a refugee from Sokhumi, born and raised in Sokhumi. As a refugee, he has lived in Zugdidi and Tbilisi, eventually succeeding thanks to his honest, diligent work. Otar has served in the ministry for 16 years. He knows exactly what is necessary for agriculture and environmental protection. Once again, I wish success to our new Ministers. Now our primary task is to develop the economy, overcome poverty, and create jobs. In this direction, I am working hard together with our economic team, and we will present many innovations to the public," the Prime Minister said.
The newly appointed Ministers thanked the Prime Minister for his trust. Natia Turnava briefly summarized her work as Minister of Economy, promising the public to announce her plans in near future.
Press Service of the Government Administration