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Alexander "Kakha" Lomaia (Georgian: ალექსანდრე [კახა] ლომაია) (born 1963) is a Georgian politician and diplomat, serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations from January 2009 to July 2013. His prior appointments in the government of Georgia included Minister of Education and Science and Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia.
Lomaia briefly served as Georgia's ambassador to Russia in 1991. From 1993 to 1995 he Secretary General of the Georgian Christian-Democratic Union. He then engaged in journalism and worked for the Eurasian Fund in Georgia. From 2003 to 2004, Lomaia served as Executive Director of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (Soros Foundation) and was noted for his support to the peaceful Rose Revolution which ousted President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze in November 2003. Lomaia received the post of Minister for Education and Science in the new government of President Mikheil Saakashvili and spearheaded a large-scale reform in Georgia's education system. He became Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia in 2007 and Permanent Representative to the UN in 2009.
After the Rose Revolution in Georgia, a number of Soros employees found themselves in power. Alexander Lomaia went from running Soros’ Open Society Institute Georgia Foundation to being Minister of Education and Science and later Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia. On July 23, 2003 Alexander Lomaia was replaced as Georgia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations by Kaha Imnadze
- ["New Georgian UN envoy presents credentials to secretary general". Ria Novosti. 2009-03-18. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
- Richard Miniter , Forbes magazine, September 9, 2011
- Permanent Representative of Georgia Presents Credentials, July 24, 2013
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- After the Rose Revolution Alexander Lomaia, gave up position at George Soros’ Open Society Georgia Foundation to become Minister of Education and Science and later Secretary of the Georgia’s Security Council. (source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardminiter/2011/09/09/should-george-soros-be-allowed-to-buy-u-s-foreign-policy/)
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