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Georgian delegation being in Switzerland laid a wreath at the tombs of Nikoloz and Zurab Chkhotua

On June 21, 2018 Georgian delegation being in Switzerland laid a wreath at the tombs of Nikoloz and Zurab Chkhotua who emigrated after the Sovietization of Georgia in Geneva and Lausanne.

The Acting Chair of Government of the A/R of Abkhazia, Vakhtang Kolbaia, and Chair of the Supreme Council of the A/R of Abkhazia, Elguja Gvazava, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Dondua, and the Permanent Representative of Georgia in UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, Victor Dolidze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Swiss Confederation David Jalagania, Minister of Health and Social Affairs of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, Ketevan Bakaradze, First Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Lasha Darsalia, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia Jemal Gamakharia, And representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia, descendant of Arazakan Emukhvari (First Chair of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia) Nato Marshania were members of the delegation.

Following the occupation of Georgia by Soviet Russia, representatives of the Abkhazian aristocratic surname Nikoloz and Zurab Chkhotua have moved to the United States where they lived and worked for a long time. They spent their last years in Switzerland. Nikoloz Chkhotua is buried in Geneva, Communa Bardonnex- Commanderie de Compeieres and Zurab Chkhotua is buried in Lausanne, Prilly, Vaud, Cimetiere communal Chretien.

Nikoloz (Niki) Chkhotua for years were in the Diplomatic Service of the Order of Malta. He lived in San Francisco with his family and, as the Ambassador of the Order of Malta, founded Embassies in Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Spain. Nikoloz Chkhotua had a great friendship with famous Georgian immigrants - Grigol Robakidze and Irakli Bagrationi, Juan Carlos's family of Spanish King and other famous people of that time.

In the 50s of the last century Zurab Chkhua was acting as an unofficial representative of the IDP government in France in the United States. He made a great contribution to the establishment of the Georgian edition of Radio Station "Freedom". As well as, he contributed to Georgia's own place in the "Free Europe Committee" created under the auspices of the American government. Zurab Chkhotua, from the very first years of the Cold War, was closer to the co-operation of American political emigrants with US government circles. He personally knew an American statesman Dean Acheson and other prominent representatives of the American political elite.

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