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Message from the Ambassador

Ambassador Alain HausserWelcome to the website of the Embassy of Canada to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Our Embassy is located in Riga, Latvia and we have Embassy offices in Tallinn, Estonia and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Canada has built a mature relationship with the Baltic nations since they regained their independence in 1991. Canada, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania share the same values of freedom, democracy and Human Rights. As members of the EU and NATO, the Baltic countries cooperate closely with Canada throughout the world.

Whether you are Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian or Canadian, please use this website to learn more about services of the Government of Canada and Canada’s relations with the Baltic States.

Alain Hausser
Ambassador of Canada


Alain Hausser (LL.L, Université de Montréal, 1979; Maîtrise [European Law] Université de Paris II, 1981; Diplôme d’études approfondies, Université de Paris II, 1982) joined the Department of External Affairs in 1988 after a few years as a teaching assistant in international law at the University of Regensburg (Germany). He has served abroad as third and later second secretary at Canada’s embassy in Tel Aviv; first secretary at the embassy in Bonn; counsellor (political) at the embassy in Berlin; counsellor (political) at the embassy in Brussels; deputy permanent observer at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg; and, from 2010 to 2014, deputy head of the Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels and permanent observer at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In Ottawa, he has held a number of positions, including counsellor at the Privy Council Office, director of the Western Europe Division and director of the European Union Division (2007 to 2010) at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada headquarters. He is married to Mr. Zvi Golany.


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