Mary Chakvetadze (BA in Jurisprudence in 2010; MA with distinctions in General International Law in 2012 both at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia) has being engaged with the diplomatic service of Georgia for already 10 years. She started her professional career as an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in July 2009. Due to her strong enthusiasm and dedication, Mary was offered a job on contract at the European Affairs Department at the MFA before she passed public contest and obtained her ﬁrst diplomatic position of an Attaché in December 2011 at the same Department.
Mary Chakvetadze served at the European Affairs Department on different positions, including Second and First Secretary, until January 2018. During this period she was dealing with bilateral relations of Georgia with the neighbouring countries as well as coordinated multilateral cooperation within intergovernmental regional organisation ODED GUAM (Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, member states: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova). Her main responsibilities as a desk ofﬁcer for speciﬁc country and international organisation covered coordination of political and intersectorial cooperation; preparing respectful talking points and other materials; drafting ofﬁcial documents (joint statements, declarations, communiques and UNGA resolutions), and conducting/engagement in direct negotiations.
Mary Chakvetadze continues to regularly attend different professional and academic courses delivered by the renown diplomatic institutions. Her record includes Vienna Diplomatic Academy, Clingendael – Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Estonian School of Diplomacy, Polish Institute of Diplomacy, University of Malta and George C. Marshal Center for Security Studies (SRS 17-07 and SRS COI 19-16).
In January 2018 Mary Chakvetadze started her ﬁrst diplomatic posting at the Embassy of Georgia to the United Kingdom. She assumed her position of Counsellor for trade and economic relations between Georgia and the UK and also got accredited as an Alternate Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Mary speaks ﬂuent English and Russian and fair French.