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Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili appointed National Security Council Secretary2008-12-12 12:52
Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili, ex-Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia, dismissed a few days ago, is back to government as the Security Council Secretary.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to today's message of Rustavi 2, Mikhail Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, himself announced of this appointment at introduction of the new Minister of Defense, David Sikharulidze, in the Ministry.
Further political career of Alexander Lomaya, the ex-Secretary, remains obscure, but, as Grigol Mgaloblishvili, the PM, has previously announced, none of the government members, dismissed in the result of recent Cabinet reshuffle, will be left without job; the potential of each will be realized.
Today the president may introduce Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili to the National Security Council members.
Sudden dismissal of Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili caused resentment among Georgian opposition that previously criticized the administration for her rapid career development.
The Chairperson of the Tbilisi Court of Appeals, in August 2007 she was promoted to the Minister of Justice, in January 2008 became the General Prosecutor, in May 2008 headed the Foreign Ministry. Opposition felt indignant about her dismissal, as she was resigned being abroad with an official visit, in the course of which participated in a number of important international meetings. According to opposition members, this decision bewildered international political circles and deteriorated image of the country.