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Ambassador Māris Selga

Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America

Māris Selga is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America since September 16, 2019 and non-resident Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United Mexican States. Prior to his current post, he was Ambassador to People’s Republic of China. Ambassador Selga joined the foreign service in 1994 where has held posts of Counselor at the Policy Planning Group, Head of Americas' Division, Counselor for security issues, Director of the Second Political (Bilateral) Department, as well Director General of Consular and Diplomatic Facilities Directorate. Ambassador Selga previously has been posted to the Latvian Embassies in Denmark and the United States. He has been Latvia’s first residing Ambassador in the Arab Republic of Egypt and non-resident Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. He has also been Observer in the League of Arab States and the African Union. In 2021 Ambassador Selga was awarded the Cross of Recognition, second class (the Grand Officer of the Cross of Recognition), State award of the Republic of Latvia. Ambassador Selga has graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia.