Solvita Āboltiņa presented her credentials to President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.
Ambassador Solvita Āboltiņa began her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, where she got her initial experience in the Consular Department as Senior Desk Officer, and later, as Head of the Consular Legal Division. From 1995 to 2002, she was Director of the Consular Department.
In 2002 Solvita Āboltiņa became a member of Saeima (The Latvian Parliament) and was elected for all parliamentary terms till 2017. Solvita Āboltiņa was the Speaker of the 10th and 11th Saeima, and was also heading and working in several Saeima commissions. From December 2004 to April 2006, she served as Minister of Justice.
From February to August 2018, Solvita Āboltiņa was the Director of the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In September 2018, the ambassador presented her letter of credence to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, assuming the post of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Italian Republic.
In October 2018, Ambassador Āboltiņa presented her credentials to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, assuming also the post of Permanent Representative of Latvia to FAO.
In 1986, Solvita Āboltiņa graduated from the Faculty of Law of the State University of Latvia, having obtained higher education qualifications in the study of law. She has received awards from Sweden, Finland and Estonia.