Rolands Lappuķe is Ambassador at Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He currently works in the field of diaspora affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressing issues related to Latvians living abroad. Ambassador Lappuķe has previously served as Latvian ambassador to France, Spain, and Portugal. The child of Latvian immigrants to France, he was born and raised in Paris. His unique past and successful diplomatic career has given Ambassador Lappuķe a truly international perspective on what it means to be Latvian, as well as what it means to be European.