Honorary Ambassador of Vishwamitra in Austria
|Honorary Ambassador of Vishwamitra in Austria|
|ऑस्ट्रिया में विश्वामित्र के मानद राजदूत|
Ehrenbotschafter von Vishwamitra in Österreich
|Ministry of External Affairs|
|Style||His/Her Excellency (international correspondence)|
|Nominator||Minister of External Affairs|
|Appointer||Rashtradhyaksh (as Chief Ambassador)|
|Term length||On the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh|
|Inaugural holder||Arthur C. de Tourneau|
|Formation||16 May 2021|
The Honorary Ambassador of Vishwamitra in the Republic of Austria (Hindi: ऑस्ट्रिया में विश्वामित्र के मानद राजदूत, German: Ehrenbotschafter von Vishwamitra in Österreich) is an officer of the honorary diplomatic corps of Vishwamitra who serves as the head of the honorary diplomatic mission of Vishwamitra in the Republic of Austria. The diplomat holds the rank of an Honorary Ambassador who is appointed by the Rashtradhyaksh and remains in office at the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh and during their tenure in office, they represent the crown and the government of Vishwamitra in Austria and is responsible to cater the interests of the non-residential (overseas) citizens of Vishwamitra residing in Austria or are of Austrian origin.
As the recognition of Austria by Vishwamitra is not reciprocated and not bilateral, Vishwamitra maintains an honorary embassy in the country as compared to a full-fledged mission which are, in contrary, only accredited to mutually recognized nations (the micronations).
Since 3 October 2021, the ambassador in Austria has been concurrently accredited to the Republic of Slovenia.
The position of the ambassador was first created on 16 May 2021 along with the creation of a full-fledged mission. The first ambassador and current ambassador is Arthur C. de Tourneau who has been in office since then. The ambassador in Austria has also been concurrently accredited as the non-residential ambassador in Slovenia since 3 October 2021.
In a cabinet decision, the regular diplomatic missions accredited to macronations which are unilaterally recognized by Vishwamitra were reorganized to honorary status on 8 May 2023. Thereupon, the status of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Austria was changed to the position of that of an Honorary Ambassador. Tourneau has since continued to serve as honorary ambassador in Austria.
The honorary ambassador serves as the principal representative of the crown of Vishwamitra and the government in Austria and is responsible to cater the interests of the non-residential (overseas) citizens of Vishwamitra residing in Austria or are of Austrian origin. The ambassador is also responsible to present the policies of the government of Vishwamitra to the citizens and report the policies of the Austrian government to the Vishwamitran government and the crown. The ambassador also oversees the diplomatic activity and is often responsible for overseeing the trade and cultural relations between Vishwamitra and Austria.
The ambassador has concurrently been accredited as the non-resident ambassador in Slovenia since 3 October 2021.
List of ambassadors
As of date, only one individual has dignified the office of the ambassador. The first and current office-holder is Arthur C. de Tourneau who has been in office since the inception of the mission on 16 May 2021.
|Term began||Term end||Term length|
|Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Austria|
Arthur C. de Tourneau
|1 year, 357 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy
|Appointed as the inaugural ambassador upon the creation of the mission on 16 May 2021. Concurrently appointed as non-resident ambassador to Slovenia on 3 October 2021. Appointed as a privy councilor in March 2023. Continued to serve in office upon the changes to the status of the office in May 2023.|
|Honorary Ambassador in the Republic of Austria|
Arthur C. de Tourneau
|Incumbent||139 days||Dhrubajyoti Roy
|Appointed as the first honorary ambassador in Austria upon the initiation of changes to the position in May 2023. Currently serving in office.|