Introducing Georgian Ambassador Tamara Liluashvili

Taking Georgian-Hungarian relations to a new level

Ambassador Tamara Liluashvili is the first female Ambassador of Georgia to Hungary, and with her excelling business background she has plans for her four-year tenure to focus on boosting bilateral business and economic cooperation, as well as further deepening political and cultural ties between the two countries. I spoke to her about these aims, plus post-independence Georgia since 1991, its ambitions to join the democratic Western world and also to work on developing tourism in her home nation at the intersection of Europe and Asia.

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