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His Excellency Andris Teikmanis


Andris Teikmanis became ambassador of Latvia to the United States on Sept. 16, 2016, having previously served as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, as well as nonresident ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, since 2013. He also held numerous top postings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including secretary of state (2008-13); ambassador of Latvia to Russia (2005-08); undersecretary of state (2002-05); and ambassador to Germany (1998-2002). In addition, he was ambassador of Latvia (1995-98) and ambassador-at-large (1994-95) to the Council of Europe and a member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia (1990-93), which on May 4, 1990, signed the declaration of Latvia’s independence. Other postings include chairman of the Riga City Council (1990-94), a judge in the Kirov District Court in Riga (1988-90) and an investigator with the Riga City Police Board (1983-88). Ambassador Teikmanis earned a law degree from Latvian State University and has studied at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He speaks English, German, French and Russian and is married with two children. Hobbies include opera, theater, jogging and cycling.


Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Riga
Raiņa Blvd.
7 Riga LV-1510 Latvia 

Phone: +371 67036200
Fax: +371 67820047

Website: http://riga.usembassy.gov/