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Minister of Foreign Affairs

Janis JURKANS, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Background

JURKANS, Janis was born on August 31, 1946 in Riga. Parents: Antons Jurkans and Marianna Jurkane (née Zaharevic).

Education

Latvian University, Riga, English language and literature. Spoken languages: Russian, English.

Career

Lecturer Latvian State University, 1974-1977. Head department Enterprise Decorative Art, Riga, 1977-1979. Various positions, 1980-1987.

Deputy chairman foreign relations committee Latvian Popular Front, Riga, 1988-1990. Foreign minister Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1990-1992. President Latvian Support Fund, since 1992.

Member Parliament, since 1993. Chairman National Harmony Party, since 1994. Parliamentary deputy Government of Latvia, Riga.

Religion

Catholic.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, bicycling, books, music.

Connections

Married Ilze Auzere Grace, June 8, 1992. Children: Janis, David.

father:
Antons JurkANs

mother:
Marianna (Zaharevic) JurkANs

spouse:
Ilze Auzere Grace

child:
Janis JurkANs

child:
David JurkANs