Georgia appoints new Minister of Economy

# 10:41
19 April 2019

Natia Turnava has been appointed as Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, ONA reports citing

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has dismissed Giorgi Kobulia as Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, after appointing him just nine months ago.

Kobulia was replaced on Thursday evening by Natia Turnava, who served as one of his deputy ministers.

Natia Turnava is the fourth woman to be appointed to the current Georgian cabinet, after Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani, Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili and State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.

Natia Turnava was appointed Deputy Economy Minister in September 2018.

Prior to that, she was deputy CEO of the Partnership Fund, a state-owned investment fund established in 2011.