29 June 2004
New Permanent Representative of Latvia Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 29 June (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Aivars Vovers, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of UNOV.
Mr. Vovers is also concurrently serving as Ambassador of Latvia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and as Ambassador of Latvia to the Republic of Armenia, with residence in Vienna.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Vovers served as Ambassador of Latvia to Poland and Bulgaria, with residence in Warsaw. Between 1998 and 2002, he served as the Latvian Ambassador to Poland. Mr. Vovers had also held several posts within the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Under-Secretary of State, Head of Second Political Directorate and between 1994 and 1996, as Ambassador-at-Large, Head of Directorate for Information, Planning and Information Analyses.
Mr. Vovers earned a degree in international relations at the Moscow International Relations Institute.
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