List of ambassadors of Vishwamitra to Canada

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Ambassador of Vishwamitra to Canada
कनाडा में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत
Ambassadeur de Vishwamitra au Canada
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Incumbent
The Lord Cooper of Ottawa

since 23 December 2020
Ministry of External Affairs
StyleThe Right Honourable
ResidenceOttawa
NominatorMinister of External Affairs
AppointerRashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra (as Chief Ambassador)
Term lengthOn the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Inaugural holderThe Lord Cooper of Ottawa
Formation23 December 2020

The Ambassador of Vishwamitra to Canada (Hindi: कनाडा में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत, French: Ambassadeur de Vishwamitra au Canada) is a senior diplomat and an officer of the Vishwamitran Ministry of External Affairs who is accredited as the principal representative of the Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra and the Government of Vishwamitra in Canada and is the head of the royal diplomatic mission in Canada resident in the city of Ottawa. The job has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and the current office-holder is William Cooper, 1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa who has held the position since the establishment of the mission on 23 December 2020. The official title of the ambassador or head of the mission is His Illustrious and Royal Vishwamitran Majesty's Ambassador to Canada. The ambassador's work is assisted by multiple consulates throughout the country that have visiting and reporting responsibilities, as well as consular and trade matters for the embassy. The embassy is currently located in Ottawa.

Responsibilities

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The main responsibilities of the ambassador include being the principal representative of the Rashtradhyaksh and the Government of Vishwamitra to Canada, and also to present Vishwamitran policies to the Canadian-born citizens and to the government, and to report Canadian policies and views to the crown and the government, and also to inform all Vishwamitran citizens regarding all major events and news from Canada. The duties also include directing diplomatic activity in support of trade and for the provision of consular support to Vishwamitran citizens in Australia and also observe and oversee cultural relations between the two countries.

List of heads of mission

Since the establishment of the royal diplomatic mission in Canada on 23 December 2021, only one individual has served as the Ambassador. William Cooper, later "Lord Cooper of Ottawa" was appointed as the inaugural head of the diplomatic mission and has since been holding office.

No. Portrait Name Location Tenure Notes
1 Portrait of William Cooper (2021).png The Right Honourable Colonel
William Cooper,
1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa

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(born 2006)
Ottawa 23 December 2020 – present William Cooper, 1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa was appointed as the inaugural Vishwamitran Ambassador to Canada on 23 December 2020. He was subsequently also appointed as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, a position he held till December 2021. He was appointed to the Privy Council on 26 February 2021 and remained as a member until 3 July 2021. He was a candidate for the National People's Congress during the 2021 general election but was defeated by David Brooke. He was later elected to the House of the People in the by-election to the Basistha City constituency on 13 December but he was expelled four days later under Anti-Defection Law when he became a member of the SDP. He was also the party's candidate for the election to the House of Councillors but was defeated.

See also