Zurab Japaridze, a leader of Girchi-More-Freedom opposition party, on Friday said his wife, Nata Koridze, has been dismissed as Deputy Director of the Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on “political grounds”, due to his political activity.
Koridze wrote on social media that she had been dismissed as a result of reorganization and her position was abolished.
She said that such an end to his 17-year work in the ministry was “unexpected”and expressed hope that Georgia would become a member of NATO and the EU.
"Whoever has worked in the public sector knows that the word reorganization carries a special, ambiguous meaning. I came to the body 17 years ago after receiving a master's degree in international relations from Columbia University, in the position of attache (the lowest diplomatic post), through a competition and following all the rules.
“During these years, I have worked on the most relevant, interesting, urgent and key directions for my country: European integration, issues of conflict with Russia and non-recognition policy, and the last 10 years - on NATO integration”, Koridze said.