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The Embassy of Latvia in Berlin


Address: Reinerzstrasse 40-41, 14193 Berlin, Germany

Tel.:+49 30 82 60 02 22
Fax: +49 30 82 60 02 33

Email: embassy.germany@mfa.gov.lv


The Ambassador

H.E. Ambassador Alda Vaaga

H.E. Ambassador Alda Vaaga is the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Federal Republic of Germany, assuming the role in 2022. She was born on December 29, 1971, in Riga, Latvia.

Ambassador Vaaga has a solid educational background in law. She completed her master's degree from the University of Latvia's Faculty of Law between 1995 and 1997, following her bachelor's degree from the same institution, which she earned from 1990 to 1994.

Her diplomatic career is extensive and international, starting with her service at the Latvian Embassy in Germany as the 3rd and 2nd Secretary for Consular Affairs from 1994 to 1998. From there, her career spanned various critical roles, including Director of the Consular Department, Head of the E.U. Coordination Department, and Deputy Secretary of State in the Legal and Consular Directorate.

Her ambassadorial appointments include her role as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Denmark from 2018 to 2022, the Federative Republic of Brazil since 2011, and the Republic of Portugal from 2015 to 2018. Additionally, she was entrusted with the responsibilities of an Ambassador of Special Tasks on Migration in 2015-2016.

Fluent in English, German, Russian, Portuguese, and French, Ambassador Vaaga's linguistic skills have undoubtedly been a significant asset throughout her international service.

Her work and dedication have been recognized with prestigious honours, including the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2022 and the Cross of Recognition of the Republic of Latvia in 2021. Ambassador Vaaga's career reflects a commitment to advancing Latvia's interests and fostering diplomatic relationships worldwide.

Married, two grown children.



Germany established diplomatic relations with Latvia in 1991, soon after the country regained its independence on 21 August 1991. Bilateral relations are close and friendly. Germany has supported Latvia on its way to joining the European Union and establishing Euro-Atlantic ties and has helped the country to reform its economy, administration and judiciary.

Bilateral agreements have been established on subjects like that of the protection and promotion of investments (April 1993), air, sea and road transport (April 1993) and double taxation (February 1997).

In the past, a number of German-Latvian projects have helped integrate Latvian partners into European consulting networks. Employees’ and employers’ organisations have supported their Latvian partners with advisory services (employers’ association), seminars and further-training measures (trade unions). The most committed partners in Germany include the Diakonisches Werk of the Evangelical Church in Germany, the German Red Cross, the Workers’ Samaritan Federation and the Order of St John. Germany is a priority partner of Latvia in vocational training and a German expert on the dual vocational training model is active in Riga.