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Ambassador Tedo Japaridze has been since 2012 the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Georgian Parliament. He is one of the most prominent foreign policy authorities in Georgia, having served as a Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia (1991-1992, 2003-2004), National Security Advisor to the President and the National Security and Defense Council (2002-2003, 1992-1994) and as a Deputy Chairman of the UNESCO National Committee of Georgia (1989-1990).
His has been deeply engaged in various think-tank, organizations and policy development settings in the Black Sea region, having served as the President of the Energy Security Centre of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (2011), as Alternate Director General of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies in Athens (ICBSS, 2008-2011), and as Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC, 2006-2008) in Istanbul.
He is considered a regional authority in Euro-Atlantic relations, having served eight years as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to USA, Canada and Mexico (1994-2002) and, later on, as the President of the US-Caucasus Institute in Tbilisi (2005-2006) and as a Woodrow Wilson Public Policy Scholar (2006-2007).