Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

News release

September 29, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:

Behzad Babakhani becomes Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City (Socialist Republic of Vietnam). Mr. Babakhani replaces Kyle Nunas.

Louis Dumas becomes Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Mr. Dumas replaces Jess Dutton.

Michael Gort becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Mr. Gort replaces Patricia Peña.

Annick Goulet becomes Ambassador to Romania. Ms. Goulet replaces Kevin Hamilton.

Christine Laberge becomes Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Ms. Laberge replaces Shauna Hemingway.

Denis Robert becomes Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark. Mr. Robert replaces Emi Furuya.

Emina Tudakovic becomes High Commissioner in Jamaica. Ms. Tudakovic replaces Laurie Peters.

David Verbiwski becomes Consul General in Rio de Janeiro (Federative Republic of Brazil). Mr. Verbiwski replaces Evelyne Coulombe.

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