Goga Khachidze

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Goga Khachidze
გოგა ხაჩიძე
Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia
In office
November 1, 2008 – August 31, 2012
PresidentMikheil Saakashvili
Succeeded byGiorgi Zedginidze
Personal details
Born (1974-02-09) February 9, 1974 (age 45)
Tbilisi, Georgia

Giorgi (Goga) Khachidze (Georgian: გიორგი ხაჩიძე; born February 9, 1974) is a Georgian politician who served as the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia from 2008 to 2012.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Khachidze was born on February 9, 1974. In 1992 he entered Tbilisi State University graduating from Department of Biology, Physiology of Plants in 1997. Starting from 1993, he also studied Journalism at the same university obtaining his second Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1997.[3] From 1994 until 2002, he worked for the Channel 1 and 2 of the Georgian State Television, Rustavi 2, Ibervizia, 202, 105 broadcasting companies and the Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.[4]

Political career[edit]

In November 2002, Khachidze was elected head of United Democrats political party in Khashuri. From November 2003 through March 2004, he was the Deputy Head of Executive Power of Khashuri District. From March 2004 until December 2004, he was member of Parliament of Georgia. In December 2004, he was appointed State Attorney for Mtskheta-Mtianeti district by the President of Georgia. In March 2005, he was reassigned with the same duties to Samtskhe-Javakheti district where he remained until November 2008. On November 1, 2008 Khachidze was appointed Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia.[4] He resigned in August 2012 in order to run for the October 1 parliamentary election.[5] He served in the Parliament for the United National Movement until quitting the party in May 2015.[6]

Khachidze is fluent in Russian and English.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Government of Georgia". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources. George Khachidze". Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ Kate Chkhikvadze (2010-06-07). "Postgraduate Degrees and the Government". Financial. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  4. ^ a b c "Geodatabase. Khachidze Giorgi". Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  5. ^ Environment Minister Resigns to Run for MP. Civil Georgia. September 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Four MPs Quit UNM Opposition Party". Civil Georgia. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.