Embassy of the Switzerland in the Republic of Latvia
The Switzerland embassy in Riga is located in the city center. The Embassy's working hours are from 09:00 to 11:30 by local time. National Day is the 1st August .
Address of the embassy
The Switzerland embassy in Latvia is located at World Trade Centre, Elizabetes iela 2, 3rd floor in Riga. The Embassy's postal code is LV 1340.
Tel.: +371 673 383 51
Fax: +371 673 383 54
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary posted to Latvia at the Switzerland embassy is His Excellency (H.E.) Mr. Konstantin Obolensky .
Mr. Obolensky has been an Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Latvia, to the Republic of Estonia and to the Republic of Lithuania, with residence in Riga, since 2017. Previously he worked at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) as vice head of the Human Security Division with rank of minister.
From 2009 to 2013 he headed the first Swiss diplomatic presence in Yerevan(Armenia) first as counsellor and since 2011 as Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Armenia.
He also served as deputy head of mission at the Embassy in Pakistan and Afghanistan in Islamabad. Earlier assignments were in Bern at the Directorate of Political Affairs (Maghreb, Iran), the Directorate of International Law, and at the Embassy in Israel.
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About the embassy
The embassy work on all the matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. Also embassy promotes Swiss interests in the aspects of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The embassy provides cooperation between Switzerland and the host country. In this question, close contact with the respective ministries of economic affairs is important. Meetings organised by the embassy are used to strengthen relations between Switzerland and the host country.
Also, the embassy promotes the Swiss economy in the host country, Swiss exports and tourism. It promotes contacts with Swiss businesses and provides them with general information and legal advice concerning the economy of the host country. The embassy controls the economic and political situation in the country and communicates developments that are of interest to Switzerland.