Vita Timermane-Moora to take over at Latvian Institute

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The new head of the Latvian Institute, a government agency designed to publicize the country overseas, will be career diplomat Vita Timermane-Moora, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced June 27. 

The appointment is temporary with Timermane-Moora tasked "to manage change and prepare the Institute for transformation into a public foundation. Changing the status of the Latvian Institute will help strengthen the organisation's autonomy, speed up decision-making and attract funding more effectively."

Previously Vita Timermane-Moora served as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Strategic Communications Project Group, coordinating the Latvian National Centennial Public Diplomacy Program, and worked at the Latvian Embassy in Belgium. She has been with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1998.

On September 29, 1998 the Latvian Institute was founded by the Latvian government with the aim of promoting positive international recognition of Latvia. Since March 2012 it has been a direct state administration institution under the supervision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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