Vice-Prime Minister and State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Republic of Georgia
Mr Giorgi Baramidze has been since 2005 the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, and since 2006 the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia. Mr Baramidze also held the post of Minister of Internal Affairs in 2003 and Minister of Defence in year 2004.
Mr Baramidze began his career as the Chief of Department at the Committee of Human Rights and National Minorities. Since 1992, he has been a member of Georgian parliament, and one of the founders of the Citizen’s Union of Georgia (CUG) political party. Mr Baramidze was a member of the State Coordination Commission of Georgia’s participation in NATO Partnership for Peace Program (PFP), and in 1997 became the director of the “Corruption Investigation Centre,” a joint program of Georgian government and UNDP. From 1998 until 1999, he was an Associate Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy of Georgetown University, and in 1999 he also cooperated with Senator Carl Levin in the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Forces.