Georgian PM dismisses key ministers

Cabinet reshuffle follows summer defeat by Russia over breakaway regions.

Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili, left, is replaced by Grigol Vashadze as foreign minister [AFP]
Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili, left, is replaced by Grigol Vashadze as foreign minister [AFP]

Grigol Vashadze, the culture minister, will become the new foreign minister.

Vashadze will take over from 31-year-old Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili.

Separately, a political source told the Reuters news agency that Irakly Alasania, Georgia’s popular ambassador to the United Nations, had resigned.

Alasania has been touted as a potential challenger to Mikheil Saakashvili, the president.

Source: News Agencies

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