Latvian diplomat Aina Nagobads-Ābols dies aged 101

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Latvian diplomat Aina Nagobads-Ābols has passed away at the age of 101, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said September 29.

Nagobads-Ābols was one of the first Latvian diplomats in the early 90s after the restoration of independence. She has been the Latvian ambassador for France, Portugal, and Spain. From 1992 to 2000 she was the Latvian permanent representative at UNESCO.

"We have received sad news from Paris. The wonderful Latvian patriot and diplomat Aina Nagobads-Ābols has passed away. Her wisdom and charm inspired everyone who knew her. Sincerest condolences to Aina Nagobads-Ābols' relatives and friends," Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs wrote on Twitter.



Aina Nagobads-Ābols has been awarded high state decorations in Latvia, France and Portugal. In 2019, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs awarded her the first-ever prize for lifetime contribution to foreign politics.

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