Canada - Republic of Congo Relations

Diplomatic Relations

Canada and the Republic of Congo established diplomatic relations in 1962, soon after the country gained its independence in 1960. Relations between both countries are limited. Canada encourages the Republic of Congo in its efforts towards national reconciliation, the respect of human rights as well as responsible and inclusive governance.

Canada in Republic of Congo

In the Republic of Congo, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Republic of Congo in Canada

The Republic of Congo is represented in Canada by the Embassy of the Republic of Congo in Washington D.C., United States of America.

Common Memberships

Trade and Investments

Trade Relations

In 2015, bilateral trade between Canada and the Republic of Congo amounted to $46.4 million, being $28.21 million in exports and $18.16 million in imports to Canada. Canada's main exports to the Republic of Congo are machinery, scientific and precision instruments as well as vehicles and parts. Copper products, timber, coffee, tea and spices, and precious stones and metals account for the bulk of imports from the Republic of Congo. 

Republic of Congo’s Students in Canada

In 2015, 375 Congolese students had a valid permit to study in Canada.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In 2014-2015, total Canadian aid disbursements reached $2.41 million. The major multilateral partner for 2014-2015 was the UN Refugee Agency. See Project Browser for additional information on programming in the Republic of Congo.

Other Relevant Information

May 2016


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