Tedo Japaridze



Ambassador Tedo Japaridze is an advisor to Geocase. He has an outstanding career in public service and diplomacy.

He served as a member of the Georgian Parliament and held the esteemed position of Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee from 2012 to 2016. he also served as the Foreign Policy adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia (2016 – 2018). Ambassador Japaridze was the Vice-Chairman for the International Relations at Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) Tbilisi (2019-2021). He served as a foreign policy/security issues adviser to President Shevardnadze (1992-1994). He served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the USA, Canada and Mexico between 1994 and 2002. In 2002, he became the Secretary of the National Security Council and later in 2004, Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Japaridze was the Woodraw Wilson Public Policy Scholar in Washington between 2006 and 2007 and has since held various posts, among others, as the President of the Energy Security Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Security-General to the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Ambassador Japaridze holds the Chairman’s position at the Center for Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Studies (The House of Justice).

Georgian Democracy is Missing a Trick

11 July 2023
Georgia is at the crossroads, once again, struggling between what it aspires to be and what it needs to survive. The war in Ukraine has been good for the economy, which has seen double-digit growth. But there are eyebrows raised among our allies. In these circumstances,...
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From Helsinki to Vilnius: what should New Europe expect from the West

18 July 2023
  Amb. Tedo Japaridze   “We are very pleased to present an interview by Ambassador Tedo Japaridze, the advisor at Geocase, with Ambassador Kornblum, an eminent expert on U.S.-European political and economic relations, in particular in Central and Eastern Eu...
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Ambassador Kornblum: Georgia Lost a Friend

23 Dec 2023
American diplomacy lost a man who weighed with authority on the Euro-Atlantic partnership, at a point in time when this relationship is being remoulded. Georgia lost a friend and an anchor to the West, precisely at a moment where we still wander in a changing geopolitic...
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