The new ambassador of the European Union to Moldova Janis Mazeiks, Undersecretary of State, Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, arrived in Chișinău on Thursday, September 2nd.
On Thursday, September 2, the new EU ambassador to Moldova posted a photo from Chișinău International Airport announcing that he had arrived in Chișinău.
“I just landed in Chișinău, where I will start working as a designated EU Ambassador to Moldova. I look forward to working with the people and institutions in the country to develop the relations and partnership between the European Union and Moldova,” is mentioned in the message posted by Janis Mazeiks.
In July, EU High Representative Josep Borrell nominated Janis Mazeiks to replace Peter Michalko, whose term has expired.
Janis Mazeiks is the Undersecretary of State, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.
Janis Mazeiks has a degree in political science and a master’s degree in human rights and democratization. For three years, he was Latvia’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe. He later served as head of the international organizations and human rights department.
For a year, from 2006 to 2007, he was the Latvian President’s adviser on foreign policy. In the period 2007-2011 he was ambassador, the permanent representative of Latvia to the UN in Geneva, and in the period 2013-2018, he was ambassador, the permanent representative of Latvia to the UN in New York.