President Raimonds Vējonis presents credentials to Baiba Braže, Latvia’s Ambassador-Designate to the United Kingdom

22.07.2016. 16:54

During an official ceremony on 22 July, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis presented credentials to Baiba Braže, Latvia’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Baiba Braže started to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993. She has held many posts in the Foreign Service, including: the Head of the Humanitarian Affairs Division, Director of the First Political Department, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Head of the Directorate of Security Policy and International Organisations. Baiba Braže has also worked as Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Latvia. Currently, Ambassador Braže is Head of the Communications Directorate and Latvia’s non-resident Ambassador to Indonesia.

The Ambassador graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.  She earned a Master’s degree in Social Sciences for Communication Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia, and has attended various courses of international law and diplomacy. Baiba Braže has received the Cross of Merit, as well as other decorations of Latvia, Portugal and France.

Ambassador Braže will be replacing Andris Teikmanis who has served as Latvia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom since May 2013.

Latvia and the UK have regular exchanges of visits, and the United Kingdom is an important and friendly partner of Latvia. Raimonds Vējonis, the President of the Republic of Latvia, paid an official visit to the United Kingdom from 18 to 20 July. There is strong cooperation between Latvia in the UK over a wide range of areas including in culture, education, defence and security. The United Kingdom is also one of Latvia’s most important trade partners.

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