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Former politician wins meteoric diplomatic promotion

Former politician and former speaker of the Saeima Solvita Āboltiņa will receive accreditation as Latvia's next ambassador to Italy, according to information by released by the office of the Latvian President July 27.

President Raimond Vējonis' diary shows that on Tuesday July 31 at 11:00 Āboltiņa will receive her letter of accreditation at Rīga Castle.

The move completes a stunning rise through the ranks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Āboltiņa, as previously reported by LSM.  

Āboltiņa was expelled from the Vienotība (Unity) party after disastrous in-fighting saw the party's fortunes sent into freefall, and returned to the Foreign Ministry after many years' absence in February. In a matter of months she secured a meteoric promotion under former party colleague Edgars Rinķēvičs.

Latvia's ambassador to Italy is also Non-resident Ambassador of Latvia to Malta, San Marino and Albania.


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