List of ambassadors of Canada to Afghanistan

Canada Ambassador Afghanistan

List of Canadian ambassadors to Afghanistan, full title Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative.

The embassy is located at Street No. 15, House No. 256, Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul, Afghanistan. The current posting and embassy dates to after 2002 when diplomatic relations between Canada and Afghanistan were restored. An embassy had existed from 1968 to 1979.

Ambassador Start of Term End of Term
Charles Eustace McGaughey March 21, 1968 July 10, 1969
Charles John Small July 15, 1969 August 19, 1972
John Gaylard Hadwen May 23, 1972 1974
Keith William MacLellan June 10, 1974 July 12, 1977
William Frank Stone June 30, 1977 August 25, 1978
Albert Douglas Small[1] November 23, 1978 1979
Konrad Sigurdson[2] January 24, 2002 July 31, 2003
Christopher Alexander July 31, 2003 October 5, 2005
David Sproule October 5, 2005 April 26, 2007
Arif Lalani April 26, 2007 September 4, 2008
Ron Hoffmann[3] September 4, 2008 August 9, 2009
William Crosbie[4][5] August 9, 2009 September 19, 2011
Shelley Whiting [6] November 21, 2011 May 21, 2012
Glenn Davidson May 21, 2012 July 24, 2013
James Hill[7] July 24, 2013 September 28, 2013
David Collins[8] August 20, 2013 September 15, 2013
Deborah Lyons September 28, 2013 n/a
n/a n/a n/a
Kenneth Neufeld June 9, 2016 August 22, 2017
François Rivest August 22, 2017 Present

Arif Lalani is the first Muslim ambassador to hold the post.

Notes

  1. ^ Diplomatic relations severed as the Canadian government refused to recognize the new Afghanistan government
  2. ^ Diplomatic relations restored on January 22, 2002
  3. ^ "Ottawa names career diplomat as Afghan ambassador". Retrieved 2008-09-04.
  4. ^ "Ottawa appoints new ambassador to Afghanistan". Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  5. ^ "Canada Appoints Next Ambassador to Afghanistan". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
  6. ^ Chargé d'affaires . New Ambassador not yet arrived or accredited to Afghanistan
  7. ^ Chargé d'affaires . New Ambassador not yet arrived or accredited to Afghanistan
  8. ^ Chargé d'affaires . New Ambassador not yet arrived or accredited to Afghanistan