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Edgars RINKEVICS Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riga


 Master in Political Science, University of Latvia, Riga
 Master in National Resource Strategy, U.S. National Defence University, Washington D.C.
1993-1994 Journalist, Latvijas Radio, Riga
1995-2008 Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, Riga:
  1995-1996 Senior Desk Officer, Policy Department
  1996 Director, Policy Department
  1996-1997 Under Secretary of State for Defence Policy Matters
  1997 Acting Secretary of State
  1997-2008 Secretary of State
2002-2003 Deputy Head, Latvian Delegation for accession negotiations with NATO
2005-2007 Office Manager, Office for organising the NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government
2008-2011 Head of the Chancery, Chancery of the President of Latvia, Riga
since 2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Riga


The Order of Orange-Nassau, the Kingdom of Netherlands, 2006
Grand Officer of the Order of Three Stars, 2007
NATO award For Meritorious Service, 2007
Commander, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, 2013