Aleksandre Chikvaidze

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Alexander Chikvaidze (Georgian: ალექსანდრე ჩიკვაიძე; Russian: Александр Давидович Чикваидзе; (19 January 1932, Tbilisi – 4 May 2012[1][2]) was a former Soviet, Russian, and Georgian diplomat. Chikvaidze served as the Soviet ambassador to Kenya from 1983 to 1985, then as Soviet and Russian ambassador to the Netherlands from 1988 to 1992.[3] He was next appointed Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia, serving in Eduard Shevardnadze's government from 1992 until 1995.[3] During his time as foreign minister, he signed agreements which helped improve relations with Russia and Georgia joined the Commonwealth of Independent States.