Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Republic of Latvia
The United Arab Emirates embassy in Latvia is located in the center of Riga. The Embassy's working hours are from 9.00 to 16.00 by local time.
Address of the embassy
Tel.: (+371) 671 122 20
Fax: (+371) 257 401 16
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary posted to Latvia at the United Arab Emirates embassy is Her Excellency (H.E.) Mrs. Hanan Khalfan Al-Alili
Since January 2017. Ms. Hanan Khalfan Al Alieli has served as the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Latvia.
She started her career as a local employee at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Cairo during her studies in Egypt. Later, she was one of the first women to enter the diplomatic corps in 2000 at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic attaché in the Department of Finance and Administration. In 2005 she moved to the Office of the UAE Foreign Minister. Department of Asian and African Affairs
During her career, Hanan Khalfan Al Alieli held several key positions:
In 2010, she was promoted to Deputy Director of the Department of Asian Affairs. In 2011, she served as acting Consul General in Hong Kong. In 2012 she was appointed Deputy Director of the Department of American and Pacific Affairs and at the end of 2012 she was Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Department. In 2013 for the position of Director of Foreign Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.
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About the embassy
Since 2017, the United Arab Emirates and Latvia have appointed the first resident ambassadors and have opened embassies in both countries. On September 18, 1991, the United Arab Emirates recognized Latvia as an independent state. After the recognition, in 1995 the two sides established diplomatic relations and since then the development of diplomatic relations has continued. Diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Latvia are cordial relations. In recent years, diplomatic engagement between the two countries has increased not only through the strengthening of bilateral relations but also through interaction in various forms.