Chairperson, Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Georgia
Sophie Katsarava is a Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Parliament of Georgia.
She was elected in the Parliament from the proportional list of the “Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia” in October 2016.
Mrs Katsarava is the Head of the Georgian Delegation to the OSCE PA and is also a member of parliamentary delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Sophie Katsarava was elected to the position of Rapporteur for the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology, and Environment at the 2017 Annual Session in Minsk, OSCE PA.
Mrs. Katsarava was elected to the position of Deputy Chair for the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security at the 2018 Annual Session in Berlin, OSCE PA. She was also elected to the position of the Vice President of the Social Democratic Party.
Prior to the parliamentary elections, Ms. Katsarava worked at the British Embassy on different positions, the latest position being a Political officer.
Having served 11 years at the British Embassy in Tbilisi, she became a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) with an ordination by Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to strengthening relations between Georgia and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Katsarava graduated from the State Institute of Foreign Languages and Cultures. In addition to her native Georgian, she is fluent in English and Russian.
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