NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF LATVIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

BIO/3402
5 December 2001

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF LATVIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

05/12/2001
Press Release
BIO/3402


Biographical Note


NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF LATVIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS


(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)


Gints Jegermanis, the new Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations, presented his credentials today to the Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.


Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Jegermanis served from 1998 to 2001 as his country’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Estonia.  He joined his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 as the Counsellor for the Division of Planning.  He held that post until 1995 when he became Counsellor at the Latvian Embassy in the Russian Federation, a position he held through 1998.


From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Jegermanis served as senior technician and junior science associate at the Latvian Science Academy’s Institute of Language and Literature.  At the newspaper Diena, from 1990 to 1994, he held several posts, including chief of the analyst division and vice editor in chief.


Mr. Jegermanis received his degree from the University of Latvia and studied at the International Relations Institute of Geneva from 1990 to 1994.


Born on 5 April 1964 in Latvia, Mr. Jegermanis is married and has two children.


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