Georgian Ambassador may be elected UNWTO chairman
Madrid has hosted an official ceremony where Georgia presented its candidate for the vacant post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for 2018-2021.
The ceremony was held last night as part of the election campaign of Georgia's candidate Zurab Pololikashvili to Secretary General of the UNWTO.
The event was attended by Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, the UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai, Spain’s Secretary of State for Tourism Matilde Asían, the head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration Giorgi Chogovadze, representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as political cultural and business communities of Spain.
At the ceremony Mikheil Janelidze delivered a speech where he talked about the steps taken by Georgian Government for the development of tourism and stressed the tremendous role of the UNWTO in this process. The minister believed Pololikashvili would make a significant contribution to the achievement of ambitious aims and goals of the UNWTO.
Pololikashvili currently served as a Resident Representative of Georgia at UNWTO and Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Agenda.ge reports.