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Natia Sulava - Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia

natia-sulava-2-(1).jpgNatia Sulava was born on November 5, 1976.
From 1992 to 1996 she was studying European Languages and Literature at the Linguistic Lyceum in Piacenza, Italy. In 1996 she obtained an honors degree. In 1996 Natia Sulava was enrolled at the University of Parma, Italy. She graduated in 2000 and obtained a master’s degree in Law. She is a doctoral student in International Relations at the Georgian Technical University.
In the period from 2001 to 2018 Natia Sulava was working on different positions at the Administration of the Government of Georgia, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
From 2002 to 2004 she was a Head of International Legal Relations Department at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
From 2004 to 2013 Natia Sulava was working on different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
From 2005 to 2013 she was working at the Embassy of Georgia to Italy, Malta and San Marino. Natia Sulava has also held a position of Senior Advisor at the Permanent Representation of Georgia to the international organizations (FAO, IFAD, WFP) located in Rome. From August to October 2008 she was a temporary Attorney of Georgia in Italy, Malta and San Marino.
From 2013 to 2016 Natia Sulava was a Head of Citizenship and Migration Department of the Public Service Development Agency at the Ministry of Justice, also a Deputy Chairperson of the same Agency and a Director of the Civil Registry Department.
Throughout the same period she was involved in the activities of the working group focusing on the changes to the legislation on Georgian citizenship and legal status of foreigners and inter-agency working group evaluating visa liberalization process in Georgia.
From 2017 to 2018 Natia Sulava was working as a Head of the Administrative Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and an Advisor at the Minister’s Office. She was also actively involved in implementing the decentralization strategy and activities of the working group dealing with harmonizing the legislation for this purpose.
Natia Sulava has been granted a diplomatic rank of Senior Advisor. She has been awarded the Order of Honor.
In 2000, Natia Sulava published a collection of newspaper publications. In 2001 and 2002 she published three articles on International Law.
In June 2002, Natia Sulava led the Georgian delegation at Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
From 2002 to 2004 she was a member of the special working group on the convention against trafficking at the Council of Europe and a representative of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
On December 28, 2018 Natia Sulava was appointed as an Advisor to the President of Georgia on Diaspora and Citizenship Issues and a Coordinator of Foreign Affairs.
On December 31, 2018 she was appointed as a Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia.
Natia Sulava speaks Italian, English, Russian and French.
She has two children.