Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikheil Ninua has submitted his resignation.
Georgian Foreign Ministry told Civil.ge on May 8 that Ninua has been planning to leave the ministry for some time as he received an offer to continue his career in another field.
However, noted the Ministry, as he was directly charged with leading Georgia’s efforts to help its citizens abroad during coronavirus pandemic, Ninua has not left the position “until critical phase of pandemic was over.”
“We regard him as a highly valuable and distinguished member of [Georgian] diplomatic corps,” added the Ministry.
Mikheil Ninua was appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister by then Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze on October 31, 2018.
Mikheil Ninua has a long experience of working in public and private entities. In 2005-2006, he served at the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry. Later he held the positions of the deputy economy minister, deputy head of the President’s administration and head of citizens constitutional rights service at the President’s administration.
At different times, he was a member of the Poti port’s supervisory council and deputy chairman of the supervisory council of the Georgian Railway. In 2010, he worked for the Canadian-British company Tethys Petroleum Limited, leading its office in Tajikistan. In 2013-2016, he was a representative of the same company to Kazakhstan.
During 2015-2017, he was the director of Skyland Petroleum Group, an oil and gas company; from 2017 he served as the director of Avenue Construction Georgia.