First Diplomatic Ski Competition Held in Gudauri
Diplomats competed for the first time in a Diplomatic Ski Competition, launched in Georgia by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-organized by the Mountain Resorts Development Agency.
Foreign diplomats accredited to Georgia, members of the Government and officials of the Foreign Ministry took part in the competition which revealed winners in various categories. Barbara Köhler, spouse of the Swiss Ambassador to Georgia, and Peter Danis, Project Manager of the EU Delegation to Georgia, won nominations for female and male foreign diplomats. Irina Klimiashvili (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Shota Brelidze (Georgian National Tourism Administration) also won.
The Foreign Minister and Deputy Ministers awarded the winners with special cups.
The Diplomatic Ski Competition aimed to promote Georgia as an important ski destination and to encourage trips to Georgia’s ski resorts during the spring season.
The competition was supported by the Mountain Resorts Development Company Ltd under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, which provided the ski track and necessary equipment for the competition.
On the sidelines of the Diplomatic Ski Competition in Gudauri, Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, together with the heads of the diplomatic missions and the Mtskheta-Mtianeti Governor, opened the Gudauri Inn Hotel, which was built within the framework of the Host in Georgia State Program.