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H.E. Mr. Beka DVALI

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia To the Republic of South Africa

Accredited Ambassador of Georgia (with Residence in Pretoria) to the Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Mozambique, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Zimbabwe

Diplomatic Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Date of Birth:                         31 July 1977

Place of Birth:                       Tbilisi, Georgia

Marital Status:                       Married to Nino Lezhava, has son Luka Dvali

EDUCATION

1994-1999 Diploma in Law, Faculty of Law, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

2001-2002 LL.M (Master of Laws) in Comparative and European Law (Magister Iuris Communis), Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, The Kingdom of the Netherlands

1999-2012 In Georgia and abroad completed various training programmes and courses in law studies, legal drafting, international law, international humanitarian law, international relations and conflict resolution

DIPLOMATIC SERVICE

1999 - Intern, Department of International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia – Tbilisi, Georgia

2000 - Third Secretary, United Nations Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia - Tbilisi, Georgia

2000-2002 - Second Secretary, United Nations Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia – Tbilisi, Georgia

2002-2004 - Head, United Nations Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia - Tbilisi, Georgia

2004-2008 - Senior Counsellor, Embassy of Georgia to the United States of America, Mexico and Canada - Washington DC, USA

2008 - Counsellor, Department of Economic, Cultural and Humanitarian Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia - Tbilisi, Georgia

2009 - Deputy Director, Department of European Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia - Tbilisi, Georgia;

2009-2012 - Minister, Deputy Head of Mission, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland - London, United Kingdom

Since November  2012 - Resident Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa

2013-2018 – Accorded accreditations as Ambassador of Georgia (with residence in Pretoria) to the Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Madagascar, Republic of Mauritius, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Zimbabwe

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

2000-2001 - Invited lecturer in Comparative Constitutional Law and in International Humanitarian Law at the Georgian Independent Diplomatic Academy (GIDA)

2000-2018 – Delivering lectures on foreign policy issues on ad hoc basis

PUBLICATIONS

2000 - Monograph "Judicial Power in Foreign States", comparative research published in Tbilisi with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

2001 - "Legal System of Australia" and "Legal System of New Zealand" in The Legal Systems of Foreign States, published in Tbilisi, Georgia

2000-2004 - Articles/research papers in constitutional law, environmental law and media law

LANGUAGES

Mother tongue: Georgian

Foreign languages: English (Fluent), Russian (Fluent), French (Beginner)