Message from the Ambassador
I am honoured to serve as Canada's Ambassador to Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Together with our friends and partners, all of us at the Embassy of Canada are dedicated to strengthening and deepening already strong bilateral cooperation with our three countries of accreditation.
Our relations with Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro date back over a hundred years, to the start of immigration to Canada from the region, and our common struggle in World War I and II. Today, our active cooperation spans trade, investment, education, culture, defence relations and support for civil society. We seek to reinforce regional stability and support the reform process leading to European integration.
This cooperation is based on Canada's broad foreign policy aims: supporting the rules-based international order, furthering peace and stability around the world, and strengthening trading relationships that benefit all parties. We are here to uphold Canadian values around inclusive and accountable governance, human rights, women's empowerment and gender equality, peaceful pluralism, inclusion, and respect for diversity.
Our countries have much to offer each other. The people of Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro are working to develop modern, dynamic economies, built on innovation, training and business partnerships. I hope you will explore our website to learn more about education in Canada and services for business, as well as the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. We provide consular assistance and passport services to Canadians, assisted by our Honorary Consulate in Skopje. From our social media accounts, you may also find information about upcoming cultural and other events.
In cooperation with all of our partners, we seek to strengthen the region's ties with Canadian institutions, businesses and individuals, and to realize the full potential of Canada's relations with Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. I hope you will join us in supporting this objective.
Kati Csaba (BA [Political Studies and Russian] Queen’s University, 1988; MA [Central/East European and Russian-Area Studies] Carleton University, 1993) began her career at External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1993, working on Canada’s assistance program to Hungary.
In the following years, Kati occupied several programming and analytical roles covering Central and Eastern Europe, including four Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) postings in the region: as second secretary in Kyiv (1995 to 1997), as head of aid in Sarajevo (1997 to 1999), as head of aid in Moscow (2005 to 2009) and as development director in Kyiv (2009 to 2012). In 2013, she was a member of the transition team responsible for the amalgamation of the then Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the then CIDA, following which she served as the director of amalgamation implementation in Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s Sub-Saharan Africa Branch (2014 to 2015).
Most recently, she was the senior director responsible for Canada’s development program with Ethiopia, based at the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa.
Kati became Ambassador to Serbia and to Montenegro in December 2017 and to North Macedonia in January 2018.
Ms. Csaba is married and has two teenage children.
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