On 31 July 2018 the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis presented credentials to the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Finland, Kristīne Našeniece, at the ceremony in Riga Castle.
Kristīne Našeniece began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2000 as Junior Desk Officer at the State Protocol. Later she worked with the European Union affairs – both in the EU Policy Department and from 2004 to 2010, at the Permanent Representation of Latvia to the European Union in Brussels as Second Secretary and First Secretary. Since 2011 Kristīne Našeniece has been Director of the European Union Co-ordination and Policies Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 1999 she received a Bachelor’s degree in philology from the University of Latvia.
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