Taleb Rifai, outgoing Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) seen with his successor Zurab Pololikashvili
: Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021.
The candidature of Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes.
He was elected by consensus at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly being held in Chengdu, China, following the recommendation of the 105th UNWTO Executive Council.
Pololikashvili was Minister of Economic Development of Georgia (2009-2010) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (2005-2006).