Andris Pelšs

Andris Pelšs

State Secretary
vsb [at] mfa.gov.lv

Date of birth: 6 May 1976
Place of birth: Jelgava, Latvia
Citizenship: Republic of Latvia

Education

  • 2003 – Moorhead State University, USA, Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • 2000 – University of Latvia, Master’s Degree in Political Science
  • 1997 – Truman State University, Missouri, USA, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science   

Professional Experience

  • 2018.08. – present Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, State Secretary
  • 2016.09. – 2018.08. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Under-Secretary of State – Political Director
  • 2012.08. – 2016.08. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Ambassador-Representative to the Political and Security Committee
  • 2007.07. – 2012.06. Chancery of the President of Latvia, Foreign Affairs Adviser
  • 2006.10. – 2007.07. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Head of International Operations and Crisis Management Division
  • 2005.08. – 2006.10. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Head of Arms Control Division
  • 2003.07. – 2005.08. Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Latvia to NATO, Second Secretary       
  • 2000.08. – 2003.07. Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union, Third Secretary
  • 2000.02. – 2000.08. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, NATO Division, Third Secretary
  • 1998.02. – 2000.02. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Security Policy Division, Attaché

Awards

  • 2021 Grand Officer of the Cross of Recognition, the Republic of Latvia
  • 2015 – Certificate of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2009 – Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
  • 2006 – Republic of Latvia Minister of Defence Award – Medal Commemorating NATO Summit 2006
  • 2004 – Republic of Latvia Minister of Defence Award – Commemorative Medal for Advancing Latvia’s Accession to NATO
  • Awards from the Republic of Estonia, Ukraine, Sovereign Order of Malta

Foreign Languages

  • English,
  • Russian,
  • French