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]

    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: Agencies


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