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    UNIS/BIO/1164
    17 October 2017

    New Permanent Representative of Latvia presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 17 October (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Janis Zlamets, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Zlamets who is also Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations in Vienna, has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia (2016-2017); Councillor, Deputy Head of Mission, Permanent Representation of Latvia to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (2011-2016); Director, Bilateral relations Directorate, First Bilateral Relations Department (2009-2011); First Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in the Russian Federation (2006-2009); First Secretary, First Bilateral Relations Department, Division of Russia (2006); Head of Division, European Union (EU) Department, EU Enlargement and Western Balkans Division (2005-2006); Second Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in the Netherlands (2002-2005); Desk Officer, Attaché, Third Secretary, Second Secretary, Western European Division (1999-2002).

    Mr. Zlamets holds an MA. Soc.Sc. and a BA. Soc.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Latvia.

    Mr. Zlamets speaks English, Russian, German and Dutch.

    He is married and has two sons.

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