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Message from the Ambassador

Ambassador Isabelle Poupart It is a great honour for me to head the Embassy of Canada to Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Budapest.

Canada has deep and historical connections with each of these three countries.  Our people-to-people linkages are at the core of our dynamic relations and serve as a foundation for our cooperation on bilateral and multilateral political issues, international trade and investment, and the promotion of shared democratic values.

Canada’s 150th anniversary, to be celebrated in 2017, offers an ideal opportunity to highlight joint achievements and the many contributions that talented Canadians with Hungarian, Slovenian and Bosnian roots have made throughout the history of our beautiful country.

During my tenure, I will seek to advance common goals, such as further developing bilateral relations, enhancing regional and world security, promoting stability in the Balkans, advancing human rights and democratic principles, and strengthening the economic bonds between our countries, including through progressive trade agreements such as CETA.

I am also committed to ensuring that my team provides quality and timely service to Canadians doing business, travelling, studying or living in Hungary, Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Our website outlines some of the areas in which we work, and I invite you to consult it regularly. I also invite you to follow us on Twitter to learn more about Canada’s priorities and our activities in our three countries of accreditation.

Best regards,

Isabelle Poupart
Ambassador to Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina


Biography - Ambassador Isabelle Poupart

Isabelle Poupart (LLB, University of Montréal, 1992; LLM [International Law], University of Montréal, 1994) joined the Quebec Bar in 1993 and worked as a lawyer prior to joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1995. At Headquarters, she worked in the Legal Bureau and in the International Economic Relations and Summits and the Defence and Security Relations divisions. Her first assignment abroad was at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York. She also worked for the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. She served twice at the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO in Brussels—the second time as head of the Political Section. Upon her return to Ottawa, she worked as senior adviser to the assistant deputy minister for Global Issues, Strategic Policy and Europe. Most recently, she was ambassador and permanent representative of Canada to the OSCE. She is married to Reinhard Bettzuege, and they have a daughter.


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