Edgars Rinkēvičs
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Edgars Rinkēvičs
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Last Updated: 29.11.2019

EDUCATION
1999-2000 Industrial College of the Armed Forces of the US National Defence University, Master’s Degree
1995-1997 University of Latvia, Master’s Degree in Political Science
1994-1995 University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Political Science and International Relations Studies, certificate
1991-1995 University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Bachelor’s Degree

WORK AND POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
Since October 25, 2011- Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
October 2008– July 2011 Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Latvia, Head of the President’s Chancellery
August 1997- October 2008 – July 2008 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, State Secretary
2005- January 2007 NATO Summit Latvia Task Force, Head
2002- 2003 Latvia’s Delegation for Negotiations on Accession to NATO, Deputy Head
May 199- August 1997 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Acting State Secretary
June 1996– May 1997 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy
March 1996– September 1996 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Policy Department, director
1995- March 1996 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Policy Department, senior expert
1993- 1994 Journalist specializing in the foreign policy issues and international relations

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Latvian  – native, English and Russian  - fluent, French – good command