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Dr. Zanda KALNINA-LUKASEVICA Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Latvia


 Dr. Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica serves as a Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia since 2014. She represents the government of Latvia at the EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings of Development Ministers and EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings of Trade Ministers. Parliamentary Secretary ensures communication of the Ministry with the Latvian Parliament (Saeima) and the European Parliament. During Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (2015) Dr. Kalnina-Lukasevica was the representative of the Council at the European Parliament plenary sessions.
 From 2011 to 2014 she served as a chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the parliament of Latvia and a chairperson of the Innovation and Research Subcommittee, while serving also as a member of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the parliament of Latvia. Between 2008 and 2011 Dr. Kalnina-Lukasevica was appointed to the Strategic Analysis Commission of the President of Latvia and served as Adviser on Strategic Planning and Analysis to the President of Latvia.