Ambassador

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P Vaivars
Name, surname: PĒTERIS VAIVARS
Date and place of birth: 17 July 1963, Rūjiena, Latvia
Citizenship: Republic of Latvia
Spouse: Rina Okumura-Vaivara
 

EDUCATION

1981 – 1986 Riga Politechnical Institute, Faculty of Automatics and Computing Technique

Complementary education

1995(03 – 06) Clingendale Institute of International Relations, The Hague
2006(1) Oxford University, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016(01) – to date Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Korea
2015(09) – to date Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Malaysia
2015(01) – 2018(09) Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Singapore
2013(08) – 2015(12) Under-Secretary of State, Administrative Director
2007(04) – 2014(04)

Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Korea

2006(05) – 2013(08) Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Japan
2003(05) – 2006(08) Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Serbia and Montenegro
2000(10) – 2006(05) Undersecretary of State of the Administrative-Legal Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
1998(01) – 2000(10) Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republics of Romania and Moldova
1997(06) – 2000(10) Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine
1995(09) – 1997(06) 1st Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Finland
1992(12) – 1995(09)

Senior Desk Officer, Head of the Division of the Nordic and Baltic States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

1992(01) – 1992(12) Director, “SSTF Ltd.”
1990(04) – 1992(01) Senior Desk Officer, the Latvian Youth Organisations Committee
1988(10) – 1990(04) Employee at the institutions of the YCL, Riga
1986(08) – 1988(10) Engineer, Deputy Chairman of the Student’s Trade Union’s Committee, Riga Politechnical Institute

HONOURS AND AWARDS

2015 The Latvian Prime Minister’s Certificate of Honour for successful management of Latvia’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union
2015 Award of Distinction and Merit of the Latvian Foreign Minister for accomplishments during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
2013 Honorary citizen of town Rūjiena
2005(01) The Letter of Honour of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2004(06) Minister’s of Defence Award – Memory Medal for Advancing Latvia’s Membership to NATO

LANGUAGES

  Latvian, English, Russian