The Embassy of Georgia in Berlin
Amb. Prof. Dr. Levan Izoria
Prof. Dr. Levan Izoria was born on 5th February 1974. He is married with three children.
Izoria has studied law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University between 1991 and 1996, where he shortly became a lecturer at the Chair of Constitutional Law and Theory of Law and graduated with distinction. He completed his master’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-University of Göttingen from 1998 to 1999, after which he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Political Science for 3 years. In 2002, he has received a doctorate at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen magna cum laude jura. He has served as a professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Georgian University in Tbilisi, visiting professor at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, in Heidelberg, professor at the Georgian-American University, Professor at the Grigol Robakidze University in Tbilisi, the Academy of the Ministry of Interior and at the Faculty of Law, Caucasian University. Up to 2018 he contributed to the work of T. Tsereteli Institute of State and Law of the Georgian Academy of Sciences as a Senior Research Associate.
In 2012 he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Interior, then between 2015 and 2016 as the Deputy Head of the Georgian State Security Service, after which he was the Minister of Defence until 2019. He served as the Secretary of the Georgian National Security Council and Head of the Georgian Intelligence Service. He has been the Ambassador to Germany since 2020.
He speaks Georgian, German, English and Russian.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Germany was one of the first states to recognise Georgian independence and support the construction of a new Georgian state. This support can still be seen today in German-Georgian relations through support in culture, science, education, sports and economy. After the restoration of Georgian independence, many citizens of Germany had the opportunity to learn and gain employment opportunities in this newly independent state. Most of them returned to Georgia to work in the country, however, they still have close ties with Germany. The Georgian Embassy contributes to the further strengthening of these ties promoting this cooperation.