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Edgars Rinkēvičs (President of Latvia)
Edgars Rinkēvičs is a Latvian public and political figure and the long-serving Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia (from 25 October 2011 until 7 July 2023). He was born in Jūrmala on 21 September 1973. He studied History, Political Science and International Relations as well as National Security Resource Strategy at the University of Latvia, the University of Groningen and the US National Defence University.
On 8 July 2023, Edgars Rinkēvičs officially became the President of Latvia. He is the longest serving Foreign Minister in the history of the Latvian State (from 25 October 2011 until 7 July 2023). He was the long-serving State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia (from August 1997 to October 2008), serving as Head of the Office for the Organisation of the NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government (2005–2007) and Deputy Head of Delegation for the negotiations on Latvia's accession to NATO (2002–2005).