On April 29, the Atlantic Council hosted Georgia’s newly-appointed ambassador to the United States, Dr. Archil Gegeshidze, for a private dinner.

The Atlantic Council has a long-standing and close relationship with Georgia and has been a leading voice in the United States and Europe in advancing the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. This dinner discussion provided an opportunity to engage with the Ambassador on his agenda in Washington, relations with the United States and Europe, regional issues, and Georgia’s domestic scene.

Ambassador Gegeshidze presented his credentials to President Obama on April 15. Prior to taking up his current position, he taught geopolitics at various universities in Georgia and was a senior fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS). During the nineties, Gegeshidze worked for former President Eduard Shevardnadze as chief foreign policy advisor, national security advisor, and finally head of the Foreign Policy Analysis Department at the State Chancellery.

The dinner was graciously hosted by Atlantic Council Board Director the Honorable Julie Finley.