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Edgars Rinkēvičs

Minister for Foreign Affairs
mfa.cha [at] mfa.gov.lv
  • 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 25 October 2011 – Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
    • October 2008 – July 2011 Chancery of the President of the Republic of Latvia, Head of the President’s Chancery
    • August 1997- October 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 1997 - August 1997 – Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Acting State Secretary
    • September 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 for the Latvian Radio specializing in the foreign policy issues and international relations
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS
    • Latvian – native, English and Russian  - fluent, French – good command