Georgian Surnames

Salome Zurabishvili

Georgia’s ex-Foreign Minister


Salome Zurabishvili (Zourabichvili) was born on March 18, 1952 in France in the Georgian family, which emigrated from Georgia in 20s of 20th centaury.


1972 - Diploma of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences

1973 - Columbia University, New-York

1981 - National School of Public Administration

Professional Background:

1974-1977 - Third Secretary, Embassy of France, Rome (Quirinal)

1977-1980 - Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of France, UN (New-York)

1980-1984 - Analysis and Prognosis Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

1984-1988 - First Secretary, Embassy of France, Washington

1988-1989 - First Secretary, European Security and Cooperation Conference, Vienna

1989-1992 - Second Counsellor, Embassy of France, Njamena (Chad)

1992-1993 - First Secretary, Permanent Mission of France to the Atlantic Council, NATO, Brussels

1993-1996 - Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the West European Union, Brussels

1996-1997 - Counsellor on Technical Issues, Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paris

1997-1998 - Inspector, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

1998-2001 - Head of the Section of Strategic Issues, Division of Strategic Issues, Security and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris

2001-2003 - Head of the Division of International and Strategic Issues, National Defence General Secretariat, Paris

2003-2004 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Georgia

2004 -2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Honorary Awards:

Holder of the Order of Legion of Honour of the French Republic

Holder of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic


See olso: Salome Zurabishvili Civil Movement