Edgars Skuja receives letters of credence becoming Ambassador of Latvia to NATO

13.08.2019. 12:30

During a special ceremony held at Riga Castle on 13 August 2019, the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, presented letters of credence to Edgars Skuja, the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

Edgars Skuja began his work in the Latvian Foreign Service in 1993. During his diplomatic career, he has assumed various posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Edgars Skuja has also served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations, OSCE and other international organisations in Vienna, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Estonia, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Austria, as well as non-resident Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, the Slovak Republic, and the Principality of Liechtenstein. At present, Edgars Skuja is the Head of the Security Policy and International Organisations Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Membership of Latvia in NATO plays a fundamental role in ensuring and strengthening the defence of the country. Edgars Skuja is to assume the duties of Ambassador to NATO at an important time when the Alliance continues strengthening collective defence, including in the Baltic region, in response to changes in the security environment. The Allies have currently launched preparations for the meeting of NATO leaders on 3–4 December 2019 in London, which will mark the Alliance’s 70th anniversary.


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