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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    Journalist John Pilger thinks the US and China might be on the path to war. "My film is a warning," he says.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.