List of ambassadors of Vishwamitra to Canada
|Ambassador of Vishwamitra to Canada|
कनाडा में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत
Ambassadeur de Vishwamitra au Canada
The Lord Cooper of Ottawa
since 23 December 2020
|Ministry of External Affairs|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Nominator||Minister of External Affairs|
|Appointer||Rashtradhyaksh (as Chief Ambassador)|
|Term length||On the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh|
|Inaugural holder||The Lord Cooper of Ottawa|
|Formation||23 December 2020|
The Ambassador of Vishwamitra to Canada (Hindi: यूनानी गणराज्य में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत, French: Ambassadeur de Vishwamitra au Canada) is an officer of the Vishwamitran Ministry of External Affairs and the head of the royal diplomatic mission to Canada in Ottawa. The job has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is currently William Cooper, 1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa, who has held the position since 23 December 2020. The official title of the head of the diplomatic 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 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.
The following diplomats are under the authority of the Ambassador to Canada.
- Consul General in Toronto: Jayden Lycon (since 16 May 2021)
The State of Vishwamitra first officially recognised Canada as a sovereign state on 16 May 2021 with the grant of official recognition to other states by a presidential decree issued by then Acting President Sarala Baishya on the recommendation of the government headed by Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy.
On 23 December 2020, the diplomatic mission in Canada was officially established through a royal decree. William Cooper (later 1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa) was formally appointed as the first Ambassador to Canada thereupon and has since been serving in his capacity. The embassy in Canada is located in the city of Ottawa. The Ambassador to Canada had formerly served as the Dean of the diplomatic corps between 12 January and 21 December 2021.
List of heads of mission
As of date, only one individual has dignified the office of the Ambassador to Canada. The first and current office-holder is William Cooper, 1st Baron Cooper of Ottawa who has been in office since the inception of the mission on 23 December 2020. Cooper is one of the longest-serving and senior-most diplomats of Vishwamitra and has previously served as the dean of the diplomatic corps.
|No.||Portrait||Name||Location||Tenure of office||Appointer||Notes|
|Took office||Left office||Term|
Lord William Cooper,
Baron Cooper of Ottawa
|Present||2 years, 79 days||Rashtradhyaksh
|First and current office-holder. Also served as the dean of the diplomatic corps between 12 January and 21 December 2021. Currently, also serving as a parliamentarian and is the leader of the opposition since December 2021.|