Ambassador to Portugal hurt in accident

Latvia’s ambassador to Portugal, Ints Upmacis, is recovering in a Lisbon hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a traffic accident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

The accident occurred March 1, the ministry said in a short statement. Local police are investigating the accident.

Upmacis was named ambassador to Portugal in 2003.

While he is recuperating, First Secretary Inga Krastiņa will take over Upmacis’ responsibilities, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs press office.

The Embassy in Latvia in Lisbon opened in 1997.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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