Giorgi Arveladze

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Giorgi Arveladze

Giorgi Arveladze is the former Georgian politician, the former member of the Cabinet of Georgia and the Ex-Minister of Economy of Georgia. He was appointed on November 20, 2006, following the resignation of his precursor Irakli Okruashvili.[1]

Arveladze previously served as head of Administration of the President of Georgia. He has also been a member of parliament, served as the secretary general of the ruling United National Movement party, headed Georgia's Parliamentary permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and been responsible for prison reform within the Ministry of Justice (at a time when the ministry was run by Mikheil Saakashvili

A longtime ally and deputy of president Mikhail Saakashvili, Arveladze was a central actor in the Rose Revolution of November 2003. He was put in charge of President Saakashvili's PR campaign of January 5 Georgian presidential election. The incoming Prime Minister of Georgia Lado Gurgenidze replaced Arveladze with Ekaterine Sharashidze on the position of the Minister for Economics of Georgia. Giorgi Arveladze has returned to private business.


  1. ^ Radio Free Europe, New Georgian economy minister named (Nov 20, 2006)