New UN ambassador appointed

  • 2008-09-09
  • in cooperation with BNS
RIGA - Latvian Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins has appointed VairaPaegle, a parliamentarian with the ruling People's Party, as the new ambassadorto the United Nations.

Paegle, who heads the European Affairs Committee in thelegislature, said she would strive to find new partners in the UN.

"As Latviahas limited diplomatic resources, the UN is the place to seek new cooperationpartners in all areas," she said. 

Paegle's candidacy will still have to be assessed by theParliament's Foreign Affairs Committee before the president will be able tomake a final decision on her suitability to the post.