Maxim Gvindzhia appointed Abkhazian foreign minister

Maxim Gvindzhia

SUKHUM -- Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh on Friday appointed Maxim Gvindzhia the country’s foreign minister.

Gvindzhia, 34, graduated from the Gorlovka State Institute of Foreign Languages, Ukraine in 1998. He joined the Abkhazian diplomatic corps in 1999. He was deputy foreign minister from March 2004 and Abkhazia’s envoy to the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) from 2005.

Gvindzhia is the youngest minister in the Abkhazian government. Under the Abkhazian laws, the country’s cabinet resigned on February 13 when the newly elected president, Sergei Bagapsh, took office. On the same day, the president appointed Sergei Shamba, Abkhazia’s former foreign minister, prime minister of the republic. As of now, practically all ministers and other government officials have already been appointed.

New Appointments in Abkhazia‏

26/02/2010 12:00 ABKHAZIA, Sukhum
President Sergei Bagapsh has issued a decree appointing the government.
Gvindzhiya Maxim Kharitonovich - appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Ludmila Hodzhashvili Platonovna - Minister of Justice;
Marshania Zurab G. - Minister of Health;
Koltukova Olga - Minister of Labor and Social Protection.

26/02/2010 12:10 ABKHAZIA, Sukhum
The President issued a decree appointing heads of state committees.
Enik Gregory Razhdenovich - appointed chairman of the State Customs Committee;
Katsiya Konstantin A. - Chairman of the State Committee for State Property Management and Privatization;
Ampar Rafael Shlaterovich - Chairman of the State Committee for Youth and Sport;
Lakerbay Tengiz I. - Chairman of the State Committee for resorts and tourism;
Mukba Anzor Kokovich - Chairman of the State Committee for repatriation.
25/02/2010 18:00 ABKHAZIA, Sukhum
Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh signed decrees on the appointment of ministers.
Otar Mikhailovich Hetsiya - appointed Minister of the Interior;
Indira V. Vardania - Minister of Education;
Nugzar Chichikoevich Logua - Minister of Culture;
Youri Akaba - Minister of Agriculture.

24/02/2010 12:00 ABKHAZIA, Sukhum
President Sergei Bagapsh signed a decree appointing the government.
Tarba Daur Nurievich - appointed vice-premier of the Government;
Ozgan Christine K. - Minister of Economy;
Colonel General Kishmaria Mirab B. - Minister of Defense.

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