Georgia's Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the United States
David Bakradze was appointed Ambassador of Georgia to the United States in Washington D.C. from December 2016.
Ambassador Bakradze has a long and distinguished career in diplomatic service since 2002. He has served in a number of senior official posts in Georgian public service.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the US, David Bakradze served as the State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and was responsible for implementation of activities of the Government of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In particular, he was in charge of coordinating the work of the Government on implementation of key instruments of integration, such as EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA), Eastern Partnership for EU, Annual National Program (ANP) and NATO-Georgia Commission (NGC); as well as coordinating Strategic Communication and European Assistance Programs for the Government of Georgia.
Ambassador Bakradze’s career includes a number of notable and senior positions: State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (2014 – 2016); Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Serbia (2012 – 2014); Senior Counsellor and Charge d’Affaires to the Republic of Finland (2008 – 2012); Head of First European Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005 – 2008); Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the UN, Embassy to the Swiss Confederation (2002—2005); National Security Council of Georgia covering Human Rights, Information and Analysis, Law Enforcement Institutions (1997 – 2002); Press office, office of the President of Georgia (1996 – 1997).
David Bakradze graduated from Tbilisi State University with the degree in International Economic Relations and International Law.
He speaks Georgian, English and Russian languages.
Ambassador Bakradze is married to Anna Matsukashvili and they have three children.