Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia: August 2020

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 13:40

Mr Mark Clayton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia in succession to Mr Justin McKenzie Smith who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Clayton will take up his appointment during August 2020.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Mark Clayton

Married to: Helen King

Children: Two

2018 to present Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, European Security and Defence
2017 to 2018 Moscow, Minister Counsellor (Political), and FCO, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2014 to 2017 Dhaka, Deputy High Commissioner
2010 to 2014 FCO, Deputy Head, Counter-Terrorism Department
2008 to 2010 Home Office, Head, International Team, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
2005 to 2007 FCO, Head, G8 Team
2004 to 2005 FCO, Head, EU-Former Soviet Union relations Team
2003 to 2004 Kabul, Head, Counter Narcotics Team
1998 to 2002 Moscow, Second Secretary (Foreign Policy)
1997 to 1998 FCO, Desk Officer, Baltic States

Further information

Press release from 
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

British Ambassador in Georgia will host a Birthday Party to celebrate the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 17:03

British Ambassador in Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith will host a Birthday Party to celebrate the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The celebrations will take place at the British Embassy on Thursday, 6 June 2019.

The reception will be attended by senior Georgian Ministers, parliamentarians, government officials, members of the diplomatic community, friends from the business and cultural sectors, media and civil society representatives, students, young people from creative industries sectors and alumni of UK programmes.

Speaking about the occasion, Ambassador Justin McKenzie Smith said:

The Queen’s Birthday Party is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the strong friendship between Britain and Georgia and I am thrilled to see so many of our friends and colleagues and joining us.   

Links between Britain and Georgia are growing wider every year. This autumn we will hold a three month long festival – the UK Season in Georgia- across the whole country, showcasing the best of modern Britain: innovation, creative industries, sports, arts and culture. We want to introduce some of the less known sides of Britain to audiences in Georgia, as well as highlight our shared values”.

Press-release of the British Embassy in Georgia

 

Public Defender Meets with Ambassador of Great Britain

Published in Politics
Friday, 27 January 2017 11:15

Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili and First Deputy Public Defender Natia Katsitadze met with Justin McKenzie Smith, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia.
The Public Defender briefed the Ambassador of the activities of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia, as well as the main recommendations and legislative initiatives on the improvement of human rights. Other topics of discussion were: the progress of the judicial reform, the necessity for the creation of an independent investigative mechanism, the implementation of the Law on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, the gender environment in the country, the human rights situation of people living in the conflict zones, the work of the Constitutional Commission and the initiatives submitted by the Public Defender to the Commission.
The Public Defender of Georgia and the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland agreed on the prospects of future cooperation.

The meeting of the Speaker with British Ambassador

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:07

The Speaker, Mr. David Usupashvili held the meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain, Mr. Justin McKenzie Smith. As H.E. stated, he is glad to continue his diplomatic career in Georgia. He first visited Georgia in 2009 and well knows the country and the challenges the country encounters.
The parties discussed upcoming Parliamentary elections and the current political situation in Georgia, as well as the Great Britain leaving EU. As the Ambassador stated, Brexit will not affect Georgia-Britain relations but will further enhance.
The parties discussed current situation in the region and challenges, as well as Georgia-Russia relations. The Speaker wished the Ambassador success in his career.

Tamar Jvania met with the Ambassador of Great Britain

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:05

Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia met with H.E. Justin McKenzie Smith, Ambassador of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia.
Preparation process for the upcoming parliamentary elections and pre-electoral environment were discussed at the introductory meeting. Tamar Zhvania underlined, that the Election Administration is ready to conduct free, credible, transparent elections in line with international standards.
“H.E. Justin McKenzie Smith, Ambassador of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia visited the CEC for the first time. The Ambassador visited the country a few weeks ago and showed interest in the current processes related with elections. H.E. Justin McKenzie Smith expressed his great support for conducting the elections in a peaceful environment and active participation of voters in electoral processes. The meeting was very important and productive. I am confident that the support of the British Embassy to Georgia, as well as the support of all international observers for transparency and electoral processes will be completely positive for the elections in Georgia” – stated Tamar Zhvania to journalists after the meeting.
H.E. Justin McKenzie Smith singled out the importance of elections with media – “I think, that these elections will be of high importance for Georgia and its citizens. I also hope, that the electoral environment will remain peaceful and there will be active participation on E-day”- stated the Ambassador.

Justin McKenzie Smith presented copies of his credentials to Georgian Foreign Minister

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 12:00

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom Justin McKenzie Smith highlighted the existing strong friendly relations between their two countries and underlined that given post-Brexit new realities the development of bilateral relations has acquired particular importance.      
Newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith presented copies of his credentials to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze.
Following the presentation ceremony, the two sides discussed the issues of mutual co-operation and underlined that given new realities in Europe as a result of Brexit the enhancement of bilateral relations with the United Kingdom has acquired particular importance. With that end in view the sides should make maximum use of the existing political co-operation format - the Wardrop Dialogue  - which includes almost all spheres of bilateral relations.
Mikheil Janelidze informed Justin McKenzie Smith on the current reforms in Georgia, on the pre-election environment and on the ongoing developments in the occupied territories.
For his part, the British diplomat reaffirmed the United Kingdom’s firm support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Mikheil Janelidze wished the newly appointed Ambassador success in his future activities.

New Ambassador of Great Britain to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith has arrived in Georgia

Published in Politics
Friday, 02 September 2016 17:20

New Ambassador of Great Britain to Georgia Justin McKenzie Smith has arrived in Georgia. According to him, he is glad to live in Tbilisi, in the city he knows well.
“I have been in Georgia several times and I am glad to live and work here now. Georgia and United Kingdom have good and friendly relations. We have interesting project for the nearest future,”-he said.
Mr McKenzie Smith will fully assume his Ambassadorial duties once he presents his Letters of Credence to the Georgian President and to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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