Embassy of Romania, Ottawa

Embassy of Romania in Ottawa
Location K1N 6A3, Ottawa
Address 655 Rideau Street
Ambassador Maria Ligor

The Embassy of Romania in Ottawa is the diplomatic mission of Romania to Canada, located at 655 Rideau Street in Lower Town, Ottawa.


The Embassy of Romania in Ottawa[1] was established in 1970. In 1991, the Consulate General of Romania opened in Toronto, while the Consulate General in Montreal resumed its initial status.

Liviu Maior was the ambassador between 2002-2005, and Elena Ştefoi between 2005-2012. On June 10, 2013, Maria Ligor presented her credentials to David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.

In 2011, Romania opened a Consulate General in Vancouver. There is a Honorary Consulate General in Moncton.,[2] and a Honorary Consulate in Quebec City.


Ambassador Title Career Appointment Date Presentation of credentials Termination of mission
Tudorel Postolache AE&P June 1996 August 1997
Gabriel Gafiţa June 1998 2002
Liviu Maior 2002 2005
Elena Ştefoi 2005 December 13, 2005 2012

Canadian-Romanian relations

Formal Canada–Romania relations were established on August 16, 1919 when the Consulate General of Romania was established in Montreal[3] by Vasile Stoica. Before, the consulate worked without the consent of Canadian authorities. D. Constantinescu and I. Toma, the two employees of this unauthorised mission (Biroul de Pregătire a Paşapoartelor româneşti din Montréal) were arrested for this reason on August 14, 1919.

Bilateral relations at the embassy level were initiated on April 3, 1967.

See also


  1. ^ http://ottawa.mae.ro/
  2. ^ http://www.romanianconsulate.ca/ro/index_ro.html
  3. ^ http://montreal.mae.ro/

External links

  • Official Website
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