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.