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Latvia’s new Ambassador-at-Large for the Diaspora – Elita Gavele


On 21 September 2020, Elita Gavele took up the post of Ambassador-at-Large for the Diaspora at Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Elita Gavele began her career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. From 1991 to 2006, she worked at the Latvian Embassies in Lithuania and Russia, as well as holding various posts at the Foreign Ministry Headquarters. She has served as Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office. From 2009 to 2011 – Head of the Information and Public Relations Department. From 2011 to 2016 – Ambassador of Latvia to Georgia; from 2013 to 2016 – non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. Before assuming the current post, she served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Israel (2016 – 2020).

During her work at the embassies and as Ambassador, Elita Gavele has devoted much attention to questions concerning the diaspora and to strengthening link between the diaspora and Latvia as well as to sustaining Latvian identity.