The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has responded to the resignation of the Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of France, Tea Katukia, and stated that the Ambassador resigned based on prior consultation with the Ministry.
In addition, the Ministry calls the statement made by Tea Katukia defamatory.
“We are surprised by Ms. Thea Katukia’s slanderous accusations against the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The Ambassador resigned following a preliminary consultation, during which it was explained to her that the Ministry was not satisfied with her performance during her time as Ambassador to France. Unfortunately, she failed to properly fulfill the duties assigned to her and protect the interests of Georgia in one of the most important European countries. Accordingly, the Ministry, on the basis of consultation with Mrs. Tea, considered it expedient to recall her from the mentioned position.
“Georgia’s relations with France, taking into account the current agenda of our country’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration, have moved to the most important stage, which requires the posting of a highly qualified and experienced diplomat to the leading position in the Embassy,” reads the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgia’s Ambassador to France Tea Katukia resigned today and cited “constant pressure from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” as the reason.