Edgars Rinkēvičs has been the Latvian minister of foreign affairs since October 2011. He has held different public posts such as undersecretary of state responsible for defense policy, deputy head of the Latvian delegation for accession negotiations with NATO, and head of chancery of the Latvian president.
For the first time in three decades, a "European year" is dedicated to external affairs. Here's how EU citizens and the rest of the world can help make a difference to the lives of the people living in the world's poorest countries. An exclusive commentary from European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs.